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The Curse of Crude

Blog Post | February 15, 2013 | Evan Sparling
At least since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008 it’s been a common refrain throughout the world that countries must crank up resource extraction projects to stimulate...

Meet Kevin Harun, Our New Arctic Director, Who Hitchhiked His Way to the Heart of the World

Blog Post | January 31, 2013 | Dorsey Kilbourn
As a 19-year old, Kevin Harun adored actress Mary Tyler Moore; he was convinced that it would be a great adventure to track her down in Minnesota. When he...

Conservation Organizations Urge Through Review of Arctic Drilling

Press Release | January 28, 2013
In a letter sent to Interior’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Tommy Beaudreau today, thirteen conservation groups ask that a review of Shell’s 2012-2013 Arctic drilling...

Conservation Groups Ask Obama for Suspension of Arctic Drilling

Press Release | January 10, 2013
Today CEOs from Alaska Wilderness League, Center for Biological Diversity, Clean Water Action, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, Environment America, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, League of Conservation Voters, National...

Shell’s Failed Arctic Experiment

Blog Post | January 7, 2013 | Colleen Keane
Shell ended its 2012 Arctic drilling season with a bang. On New Year’s Eve, one of its drill rigs—the Kulluk— ran aground near Kodiak Island, Alaska, in a severe...

Becky Tarbotton – In Remembrance

Blog Post | January 4, 2013 | Alex Levinson
We lost a great soul last week when Rebecca Tarbotton died. Becky was the inspiring leader of the Rainforest Action Network, and the progressive community is widely mourning her...