facebook twitter Scroll to the top Our 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. December 07, 2016 Related Stories Explainer Sink or Skim Tar sands oil is harder to clean up than conventional crude. Here are the reasons why. Victory Keeping the Spirit Bear Coast Clear of Tar Sands Oil The ancestral homeland of British Columbia’s First Nations is no place for a dilbit disaster. 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. 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. onEarth Story The Tar Sands Bubble Without KXL, tar sands are a bad investment. By fighting the pipeline, activists have disrupted the industry’s bottom line. 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. 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. Midwest Dispatch The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Fuels Battles Across the Country DAPL may be underway, but the water protectors at Standing Rock taught us a lot about going up against the fossil fuel industry.