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.