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.

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NRDC in Action

For more than a decade, NRDC has worked with indigenous communities in Alberta, U.S.-based grassroots groups, and intergovernmental bodies to halt the expansion of dirty tar sands oil.

Midwest Dispatch

The Line 3 pipeline project has kept a low profile, but the stakes couldn’t be higher for the indigenous communities it threatens—and our climate.

Explainer

Tar sands oil is harder to clean up than conventional crude. Here are the reasons why.

Victory

The ancestral homeland of British Columbia’s First Nations is no place for a dilbit disaster.

NRDC in Action

For more than a decade, we've fought to keep this filthy fossil fuel from being dredged up and piped through the United States.

Danielle Scott
onEarth Story

Energy companies are canceling their tar sands projects.

Policy Primer

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.

Rocky Kistner
onEarth Story

Without KXL, tar sands are a bad investment. By fighting the pipeline, activists have disrupted the industry’s bottom line.

Voices

Greg Griffin, a lifelong lobsterman in coastal Maine, voices his concerns about tanker transport of Canada’s tar sands oil.

Northeast Dispatch

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

DAPL may be underway, but the water protectors at Standing Rock taught us a lot about going up against the fossil fuel industry.

What's At Stake

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.

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