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.

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4.10.14
Our world faces an unprecedented environmental, social, and economic challenge-- climate disruption. As the most recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change notes, the impacts of cli...
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4.2.14
As if fossil fuel's massive climate impacts weren't enough, there is another powerful reason we should leave them in the ground: they're a bad investment. DC Divest's Matt Grason and graphic designer...
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4.2.14
The 112th Congress was saturated by more than $34 million in direct campaign contributions from oil, gas, and coal interests. In addition, dirty fuel interests spent $270 million on television ads in...
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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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