Tag: Keystone XL Pipeline

Plains All American, Refugio Oil Spill, Santa Barbara
Energy, Tar Sands

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Spreading: Big Oil Plans for More Tar Sands

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The most recent oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast that has decimated wildlife and soiled California beaches with tar over a 350-mile area has been an unmitigated disaster. It illustrates weaknesses in basic safety measures for pipelines and crude by rail, as well as risks associated with industry plans to expand tar sands and other extreme drilling infrastructure on the West Coast.

White Canyon, Natural Bridges National Monument - Tar Sands
Climate, Tar Sands

Utah Tar Sands: In the US, Good Guys Go To Jail

Last month, twenty-one people were arrested engaging in peaceful civil disobedience in protest of a proposed tar sands mine in northeastern Utah, which would threaten local land and water, as well as contributing to the global climate crisis. As the wheel of justice turn, national environmental organizations expressed their solidarity with the protesters who stood for our freedom from dirty fossil fuels and devastating climate impacts.