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Tar sands oil is the most toxic fossil fuel on the planet that leaves in its wake scarred landscapes and a web of pipelines and polluting refineries all while delaying our transition to a clean energy economy. It is an oil disaster that we can still stop.

Campaign Updates

8.11.14
Last summer, President Obama delivered a major climate speech in which he laid out his plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020. He also committed to deciding the fate of the Key...
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8.7.14
Hundreds of concerned residents from port communities along the Gulf Coast packed an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Houston this week to call for stronger pollution controls near oil refi...
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8.4.14
I've been struck by Pepsi’s "Live for Now" advertising theme. "Now" is good, but I keep wondering: what about tomorrow? PepsiCo, which owns Pepsi, Gatorade, Quaker Oats, Frito-Lay, and dozens of othe...
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Faces of the Tar Sands


Americans from Minnesota to Houston are worried about Canada's tar sands poisoning their air, water, and farmland. We profile 13 people whose health and livelihoods are at risk.

Save the Boreal Forest


Tar sands extraction destroys boreal forests that are home to grizzly bears, birds, and more. Learn about the boreal forest


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