Recently the 100th proposed coal plant was stopped by a combination of grassroots organizing, rising costs, legal pressure, and proposed legislation. Increasingly organizers are turning their attention to another highly polluting source of energy: the Albertan Tar Sands.
Because it is so difficult to to extract oil from tar sands, the process involves even more environmental degradation and greenhouse gas creation than typical fossil fuels. The Alberta Clipper pipeline, a major piece of the project to develop the tar sands, is up for approval by the U.S. State Department in just one week.
Dirty Oil Sands is an initiative from a large number of prominent environmental organizations encouraging Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not to approve this pipeline project.
If you’d prefer America to meet its future energy needs from cleaner sources, you can learn more and add your name to the petition at Dirty Oil Sands.