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September 2014

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The Big Story
Ruptured Pipeline
An Enbridge pipeline ruptured in Michigan in 2010.
Another Tar Sands Disaster in the Works
The State Department has given the green light to Canadian energy giant Enbridge to pipe more dirty tar sands oil from Alberta to the Great Lakes region -- without the legally required environmental review. Enbridge is the same company responsible for a pipeline rupture in Kalamazoo, Michigan -- the most expensive inland oil spill in U.S. history. Tell Secretary Kerry to block the Alberta Clipper expansion and other projects -- like the Keystone XL pipeline -- that could lead to more disastrous spills and global warming pollution.
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Two Governors Take Steps to Protect Elephants
Last month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie both signed bills that ban the sale of almost all elephant ivory and increase penalties for traffickers -- a tremendous twin victory that was fueled by the activism of thousands of BioGems Defenders. We're now training our sights on the state of California and the federal government. As the second largest ivory market in the world, the U.S. has a pivotal role to play in protecting African elephants. In 2012, more than 30,000 were poached for their tusks, and scientists fear the forest elephant could become extinct within a decade. Urge the Obama Administration to crack down on the ivory trade.
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Rare Alaskan Wolf in Trouble
NRDC has filed suit against a management plan that would ramp up old-growth logging in the Tongass National Forest and threaten Alexander Archipelago wolves. The imperiled wolves are found only in southeast Alaska. Wolf
Good News for Big Wildlife
Last month, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Protection of Wildlife Bill, making it illegal to kill mountain lions, gray wolves or black bears in the state without just cause. We lobbied strongly in support of the bill. Learn more. Mountain Lion
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