If the oil industry gets its way, it'll soon be shipping 1.5 million barrels of tar sands crude per day to the United States from Canada via barges and supertankers. It's hard to imagine a worse energy plan: It threatens three major U.S. rivers (the Hudson, Mississippi and Columbia) and our shores on every coast with spills that are nearly impossible to clean up. Meanwhile the eventual burning of the tar sands oil will choke our atmosphere with 385 million tons of carbon pollution.
President Obama has the authority to direct the U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency to ban oil barges and supertankers in U.S. waters.
Help protect America's coasts and rivers from devastating tar sands spills. Urge the president to ban tar sands traffic now.
September 7, 2016 Action Alert ID# 420
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