The recent collision and explosion of oil rail cars in North Dakota followed by the evacuation and fire aboard on oil train in New Brunswick, have again highlighted the extreme … Read more
Industry Giveaway Bill Seeks to Gut Public Review of Dangerous Pipeline Projects
Now that Congress is done shuttering our National Parks and needlessly putting the world economy at risk, it’s time for them to turn to another of their favorite pastimes – … Read more
Paradise Found: 3 Reasons to Restore the Gulf
The Gulf Coast is a real-life paradise. Its denizens enjoy mild weather, great seafood, sea-view sunsets and award-winning beaches. As the saying goes, though, “Every rose has its thorns.” For … Read more
Exxon’s Yellowstone Debacle Gets Worse
The planet’s second biggest corporation couldn’t be bothered to clean up after its last mess — will the next one ruin your community? Read more
Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground Off Alaskan Wilderness, Threatening Wildlife
Despite warnings from wildlife advocates of the risks of allowing offshore oil drilling in the rough seas off Alaska, Shell has begun drilling test wells. This week, the New York … Read more
Are U.S. Oil Exports Making Tar Sands “Useless”?
A boom in American oil production has made Keystone XL an even riskier bet. How will politicians and the industry respond? Read more
Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil Rig Heads to Sea
This week a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig, the Kulluk, headed towards the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast to begin drilling operations. This flagship effort to open up Arctic waters to … Read more
Is the Great Lakes Region Ready for a Fracking Boom?
This is a guest post by Sara Gosman, a water resources attorney for National Wildlife Federation. In the past few years, the Great Lakes region has seen a surge of … Read more
Preserve The Reserve!
As noted here recently, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is taking public comment on how it can best manage the Indiana-sized National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (Reserve). A sportsman … Read more
Why We Should Pay Attention to Oil Pipelines
On July 25th, 2010, the Great Lakes region experienced one of the largest oil spills in Midwest history—and it was from a pipeline buried underneath the ground. Almost two years after the spill, the pressing question is whether laws governing oil pipelines protect the Great Lakes Basin and its communities from more spills. Read more