facebook twitter Scroll to the top Our Stories › Explainer The Impacts of a Tar Sands Oil Spill August 17, 2015 Related Stories 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Action Figure Meet Jane Kleeb: One of Nebraska’s First and Fiercest KXL Opponents The founder of Bold Nebraska has led the Cornhusker State’s years-long rallying cry against TransCanada’s tar sands pipeline. What's At Stake Why We Must Stop the Flow of Tar Sands Oil 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.