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[Above: A natural gas fracking site in Erie, Colorado across the field from an elemetary school. Photo: Topher Donahue]

Fracking In Our Backyard

By Patagonia   |   Jul 10, 2013 July 10, 2013

Through our current campaign, Our Common Waters, and with exposure to increased oil and gas development near our homes and communities, we have grown concerned about hydraulic fracturing (commonly called “fracking”) and its impact on water, air, soil, wildlife habitat, and human health. Over 90%… Read More

Will Obama Dam Salmon to Extinction?

Will Obama Dam Salmon to Extinction?

May 18, 2010 May 18, 2010

In the midst of rightful concern over the plight of the Gulf, consuming conversations about the latest Supreme Court nominee, and the daily soap opera that has become our economy it's easy to become overwhelmed. Information fatigue is real; each of us can only care so much, and… Read More

Oregon Rain

Oregon Rain

By Kate Taylor   |   Jun 11, 2015 June 11, 2015

I stand at my kitchen sink, looking out the window as I fill a glass of water. I live in Rockaway Beach a coastal community of 2,500 people, renowned for all that is epic about the Oregon coast: stunning beaches, lush forests and rich ocean and inland waters. I take… Read More

Chilean Government Approves Dam Project Despite Public Opposition

Chilean Government Approves Dam Project Despite Public Opposition

By localcrew   |   May 9, 2011 May 9, 2011

The Patagonian region of southern Chile is considered one of the world's last, great wildernesses, dubbed an "eco-gem" for its rare fauna, ice-sculptured fjords and almost total absence of industrial development. Less destructive alternative energy sources are abundant, and the Chilean government may not fully appreciate the significant tourism… Read More

[Above: Vast open-pit bitumen mines require massive clear-cutting of the pristine boreal forest in the Alberta tar sands. Photo: John Woods/Greenpeace]

Is It Worth It?

By Patagonia   |   Feb 3, 2013 February 3, 2013

On Sunday July 25, 2010, a pipeline carrying tar sands crude from Alberta, Canada, burst open and spilled more than 1.1 million gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River, near Marshall, Michigan. The oil coated wildlife and birds, soaked into wetlands and waterways, and directly impacted… Read More

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