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
- Nobel Laureates: Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline and "Be on the Right Side of History"
- posted by Danielle Droitsch, 6/18/13
- Recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize are calling for the rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. ...
- Goldman Sachs report finds that Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is linchpin for tar sands production
- posted by Anthony Swift, 6/10/13
- In a report released last week, Goldman Sachs painted a clear picture outlining why Keystone XL is a ...
- B.C. Government Rejects Tar Sands Pipeline - Raising Safety Questions
- posted by Danielle Droitsch, 6/3/13
- One of the most significant arguments in favor of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was shattered by ...
- House bill would give TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline special exemption from US environmental law
- posted by Anthony Swift, 5/21/13
- Proponents of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in the House are pushing forward a measure that would ...
- With Fisker Hearing, House Majority Continues Their War on Clean Energy
- posted by Roland Hwang, 4/25/13
- While the Wednesday House oversight hearing on Fisker’s failure is ostensibly about whether DOE ...