facebook twitter Scroll to the top Our Stories › Voices How Tar Sands Is Impacting This Maine Lobsterman Greg Griffin, a lifelong lobsterman in coastal Maine, voices his concerns about tanker transport of Canada’s tar sands oil. December 14, 2016 Related Stories On Location Tar Sands’ Threat to Our Waters Residents of coastal Maine speak out against the dangerous transport of Canada’s tar sands oil through U.S. waters. Explainer Sink or Skim Tar sands oil is harder to clean up than conventional crude. Here are the reasons why. NRDC in Action The Dirty Fight Over Canadian Tar Sands Oil For more than a decade, we've fought to keep this filthy fossil fuel from being dredged up and piped through the United States. EXPLAINER 10 Threats from the Canadian Tar Sands Industry At every turn, the Tar Sands Invasion would put people and the environment in harm's way. onEarth Story Are Tar Sands Going the Way of the Dodo? Energy companies are canceling their tar sands projects. Policy Primer The Petcoke Problem: Where to Store the Risky Tar Sands Refining By-Product 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. Northeast Dispatch Small Towns Fight Big Oil on the Hudson 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. onEarth Story Companies Mining Sand for Oil and Gas Threaten Midwest Fields, and Farmers Are Fighting Back A group of Illinois landowners have waged a legal battle against a fracking company to protect their agricultural community. onEarth Story Oil Drilling and Wetlands Don’t Mix—Especially in Big Cypress On a national preserve at the edge of the Everglades, oil exploration is threatening fragile habitat and endangered species, from woodpeckers to panthers. Policy Primer Still No Approved Route for KXL in Nebraska Yes, Trump has green-lighted the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But Nebraska’s got a slew of public hearings on the calendar, and legal challenges loom large.