Roger Drouin

Roger Drouin is a freelance journalist who covers environmental issues. When he’s not reporting or writing, he is out getting almost lost in the woods. He blogs at

tar sands protestors in Maine

How a town in Maine is blocking an Exxon tar-sands pipeline

The city council of South Portland has voted to block ExxonMobil's scheme to ship filthy Albertan oil out through the city's port.

birds and turbines

For the birds (and the bats): 8 ways wind power companies are trying to prevent deadly collisions

Wildlife researchers and industry are collaborating on new technologies and approaches -- some proven, some experimental and even far-fetched.

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Tar-sands oil could be coming soon to New England

But a small citizens group in Maine is pushing a ballot initiative that could undermine ExxonMobil and Enbridge's pipeline plan.

sign: "For Sale: No Fracking Allowed"

Fracking boom could lead to housing bust

While the media and enviros have focused on shale drilling’s potential to poison the water and air, they've overlooked its potential to poison the real estate market.