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
- Why the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline matters for climate
- posted by Anthony Swift, 3/10/14
- Following the close of the thirty day public comment period, the National Interest Determination (NID) ...
- Over Two Million Comments Filed Against the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
- posted by Rocky Kistner, 3/8/14
- In a chilly March wind, protesters marched along the snow-splashed streets of Washington to deliver ...
- Over 2 Million Comments Ask for Rejection of the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
- posted by Elizabeth Shope, 3/7/14
- Opposition to Keystone XL across the country and the world continues to grow, with more than 2 million ...
- Approval of Line 9B puts Canadian communities at risk while bringing tar sands oil to New England's doorstep
- posted by Danielle Droitsch, 3/6/14
- This blog was co-authored with Shelley Kath and additional help from Josh Axelrod. Today, Canada’s ...
- Youth Voices Raised to Reject Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: "This Is Our Future"
- posted by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, 3/3/14
- Thank you to each and every one of the hundreds of people who joined together for a march on Washington ...