Stop Dirty Fuels
Stop Dirty Fuels : Tar Sands : Liquid Coal : Oil Shale
photo: David Dodge, The Pembina Institute Suncor's Millenium Oil Sands Mine east of the Athabasca River.
North America stands at an energy crossroads. As cheap, plentiful conventional oil becomes a luxury of the past, we now face a choice: to set a course for a more sustainable energy future of clean, renewable fuels, or to develop ever-dirtier sources of transportation fuel derived from fossil fuels -- at an even greater cost to our health and environment.
The United States is the world's top oil consumer and thus the primary driver behind the development of new forms of dirty transportation fuels in North America. These fuels are derived from lower-grade, difficult-to-access raw materials, including tar sands, oil shale and coal. Moving down this road has enormous consequences for the air we breathe, the water we drink, our climate, our wildlands and wildlife. NRDC is actively working to fight the infrastructure that would support increased production and use of these fuels, such as tar sands pipelines, refineries, and mining equipment transportation corridor expansions; oil shale mines; and liquid coal production facilities.
More about Dirty Fuels from
NRDC's staff blog
- Cowboy Indian Alliance Sets Up Camp in DC, Says No Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
- posted by Elizabeth Shope, 4/23/14
- Today, the Cowboy Indian Alliance set up camp on the National Mall in Washington, DC with a ceremony, ...
- Keystone XL may wait on Nebraska route, but climate change impacts wait for no one
- posted by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, 4/18/14
- Graphic from Oil Change International The State Department is providing additional time for comments ...
- Nobel Peace Prize Laureates urge Obama to make the right choice and reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline
- posted by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, 4/16/14
- As the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline nears the end of its national interest determination process, ten ...
- More than 100 scientists and economists call for rejection of Keystone XL tar sands pipeline
- posted by Elizabeth Shope, 4/7/14
- Today, more than 100 scientists and economists called on President Obama and Secretary of State John ...
- Ukraine doesn't bolster case for Keystone XL tar sands pipeline
- posted by Anthony Swift, 4/3/14
- After their argument that Keystone XL would be a national job creator has been widely debunked, promoters ...