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BP's Lake Michigan Oil Spill: More Mess and Less Transparency From the Refinery Chicagoans Love to Hate

Henry Henderson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The week of the Exxon Valdez disaster anniversary and a week after the Council of Canadians released a report highlighting the threat that tar sands oil imposes on the Great Lakes, BP did what it always does: crapped up Lake Michigan.

Why the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Matters for Climate

Anthony Swift | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Anthony Swift

The role that the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline plays in enabling tar sands expansion continues to be central in answering whether the project fails the president's climate test.

Petcoke Piles on the Calumet: Chicago's Newest Tar Sands Blight

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Lots and lots and lots of petcoke, a coal-like waste product that comes in high volumes from tar sands refining, is being dumped in massive piles near homes on Chicago's southeast side.

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Weren't the Only Reason to Oppose Keystone XL and Tar Sands Expansion This Summer

Anthony Swift | Posted 11.24.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The fact that tar sands pipelines are not in our national interest becomes clearer by the day.

Why Would the Illinois General Assembly Want to Increase Gas Prices?

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The real solution to our gas price problem is not doubling down on the dirtiest oil on the planet: Instead we need to lessen our dependence on oil.

Far From D.C., Michigan Residents Fight Their Own Tar Sands Pipeline Battles

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The national political fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is a long ways off for people of this central Michigan community. But in some ways, it's as close as the icy rapids of the Kalamazoo River, a natural treasure that 20 months later still remains off limits along a 40-mile stretch.

Two Key Climate Decisions Facing President Obama

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

President Obama's decisions on Keystone XL and standards for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants will shape this legacy.

Is the U.S. About to Help Canada Significantly Increase Its Carbon Pollution?

Jake Schmidt | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The Obama Administration has a simple choice -- help stop global warming and reject the Keystone XL project or approve Keystone XL and help another country fail to meet its global warming commitments.

Behold! Canada's Most Disgusting Export

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Morford

Have you taken a peek lately into the eco nightmare that is Canada's monstrous, pollutive, disgusting hellholes of rapacious greed and pollution and destruction and sheer capitalistic joy?