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Presidential Veto Promise Another Step Towards Keystone Rejection

1/8/2015 // By Jim Murphy

It’s been an important and game-changing week in the effort to keep climate disrupting tar sands in the ground. On Tuesday, December 6, the White House announced that President Obama would veto the latest ill-conceived Congressional attempt to force approval of …

Woodland Caribou (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Weekly News Roundup: Another Incredible Win for Wildlife!

11/21/2014 // By Linda Argueta

It has been a victorious week at the National Wildlife Federation! On Tuesday, the senate voted on a bill that would approve the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. This pipeline would have put numerous wildlife at risk. Thanks to …

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A Big Win for Wildlife: Senate Says No to Keystone XL Pipeline

11/18/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

Today, the Senate voted again on a bill that would’ve approved the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The effort, initiated by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), fell one vote short of the 60 needed for passage. Ranchers, farmers, landowners, tribes, and citizens …

If the Keystone XL pipeline is constructed and tar sands development continues unchecked, some herds of Woodland Caribou could disappear in as little as 30 years. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The Good and the Bad in the Senate Budget

3/25/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

On Friday, after 14 hours of a Senate procedure called — really — vote-a-rama, the Senate passed the budget resolution proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray last week. Over 500 amendments were proposed, and over 100 were considered. Since the …

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45 Days to Speak Up for Caribou

3/8/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

For the third time, the U.S. State Department has issued an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, and once again, they got it dead wrong. Now, it’s up to us to send a signal to …

Woodland Caribou (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Keystone XL Paints Bleak Future for Caribou

1/10/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

I remember seeing the images of the tar sands region in Alberta, Canada for the first time: a lifeless wasteland of massive open pit mines, smokestacks spewing thick black fumes, and toxic waste ponds. “How can this happen?” I thought, …

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Big Oil’s Big Plans for Tar Sands in New England

5/21/2012 // By Jim Murphy

Big Oil, you just can’t trust it. In 2008, when they thought no one was watching, oil companies Enbridge and the Portland Montreal Pipeline Company hatched a plan to reverse the flow of two existing pipelines to send dirty tar …

Gray wolves are a keystone species in the northern ecosystem (photo: flickr/YankeeNovember3)

Wildlife in Peril: Nine Species in the Tar Sands War Zone

4/9/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Canada’s boreal forest is one of the last intact ecosystems on earth — but the fate of its wildlife is in doubt, thanks to the oil industry. Learn more about these remarkable animals, and find out how you can help protect them.

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