NRDC works with a coalition of partners in an effort to clean up existing tar sands operations, stop tar sands expansion and stop new proposed tar sands pipelines such as the Keystone XL project from Canada to Texas. This is part of a bigger effort to reduce our dependence on oil and move to cleaner forms of energy.
Voices Against Tar Sands from a Nebraska LandownerRandy Thompson is a landowner from Nebraska who is fighting TransCanada's attempt to cross his land with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Randy says, "We didn't think a foreign corporation could actually have the power to come and take our land away from us. We're an agricultural state. If we don't have water, we're out of business." Watch for more on Randy's story.
Voices Against Tar Sands from a Texas Landowner and WelderMike Hathorn is a welder and Texas landowner who opposes the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would run directly through his land. After three years of negotiations against the pipeline, Mike was forced to settle because it was costing him too much in legal fees, saying "Big oil, big money. That's what we were up against." Watch for more on Mike's story.
Voices Against Tar Sands from a Business-owner in the Michigan Tar Sands Oil Spill AreaThe tar sands oil spill near Marshall, Michigan closed down the business of Debra Miller and her husband for several months. Deb says, "That pipeline break put a million gallons into our river, changed our communities forever. What is that doing to our tax base and our public safety?" Watch for more on Deb's story.
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