Tar Sands’ Threat to Our Waters
For more than a decade, NRDC has worked with indigenous communities in Alberta, U.S.-based grassroots groups, and intergovernmental bodies to halt the expansion of dirty tar sands oil.
The Line 3 pipeline project has kept a low profile, but the stakes couldn’t be higher for the indigenous communities it threatens—and our climate.
Tar sands oil is harder to clean up than conventional crude. Here are the reasons why.
The ancestral homeland of British Columbia’s First Nations is no place for a dilbit disaster.
For more than a decade, we've fought to keep this filthy fossil fuel from being dredged up and piped through the United States.
Energy companies are canceling their tar sands projects.
Petroleum coke, typically stored outdoors in big open piles, can blow right into nearby homes and cause serious health problems. Unsurprisingly, communities are fighting Big Oil to keep this noxious material out of their backyards.
Without KXL, tar sands are a bad investment. By fighting the pipeline, activists have disrupted the industry’s bottom line.
Greg Griffin, a lifelong lobsterman in coastal Maine, voices his concerns about tanker transport of Canada’s tar sands oil.
New Yorkers are resisting efforts to sextuple the number of anchorage grounds in the river and transform their backyard into a parking lot for oil barges.
DAPL may be underway, but the water protectors at Standing Rock taught us a lot about going up against the fossil fuel industry.
This dirty, dangerous oil, which is almost impossible to clean and affects the health of people, is bad news for our country—and the planet.