The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would transport raw, toxic tar sands oil right through the American heartland — from Alberta, Canada to refineries in Texas — and threatens to wreak environmental havoc on both sides of the border.
One glitch in the tar sands pipeline would destroy our clean water sources — possibly forever.
-Kyra Sedgwick, Actress and NRDC Member
Our continent's greatest songbird nursery is in grave danger as oil companies violently strip-mine and drill tar sands — the world's dirtiest oil — in the heart of Canada's boreal forest.
The resulting devastation could ultimately claim some 160 million migratory birds — and wolves may soon be victims as well. The Canadian government has proposed slaughtering thousands of wolves, which prey on caribou, rather than take aim at the primary culprits — the global oil companies that are destroying the boreal forest where the caribou make their home.
In an historic victory for NRDC Members and BioGems Defenders, President Obama has rejected a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Now, Big Oil is fighting back, and we are mobilizing the public to fend off new attempts in Congress to gain approval for the tar sands pipeline.
Here are a few recent developments: