Putting the brakes on Canada's Tar Sands
Dirty Tar Sands oil is a step backward on our path to a clean energy future. Right now, we need to stop the accelerating development of Tar Sands projects.
Fortune 1,000 companies must stop shipping their products with fuel that comes from refineries using Tar Sands. That’s why in the US, we are encouraging more companies to reduce their consumption of high-impact, high-carbon fuels such as those from Tar Sands refineries. Check out some facts about the newest examples of the accelerating corporate shift towards a cleaner energy future >>
ForestEthics is also working to stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project, which would increase Tar Sands production in Canada by 30%. We are supporting a law banning the huge oil-carrying ships that the proposed pipeline would bring to British Columbia’s pristine north coast. And we are urging Enbridge and its CEO, Pat Daniel, to abandon its plans to build the pipeline.
Tell Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel: Keep BC Tar Sands-free >>
Moving towards a clean energy economy
Together, we can shift energy demand toward cleaner alternatives and guarantee a better future for generations to come. North America needs to shift to a clean energy economy that dramatically reduces our use of fossil fuels. Governments must implement climate and energy policies to drive this shift.
To phase out dirty fossil fuels such as those that come from the Tar Sands, there must be a multifaceted, worldwide approach. Some aspects of this vision for a clean energy future include:
- Reducing overall energy usage;
- Phasing in clean, renewable energy;
Planning more sustainable communities and transportation systems;
Building more efficient vehicles, appliances and buildings that run on clean energy.
What you can do:
June 30th, 2010