Tar sands oil is among the dirtiest of all fossil fuels, and it will soon be entering Massachusetts: a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that by 2020, as much as 18% of Massachusetts' oil could be tar sands oil.
If there's anywhere where we can draw a line in the sand against tar sands oil, it's Massachusetts. That's why we're joining forces with other environmental and citizen groups and calling for a clean fuels standard, a new policy that would essentially ban tar sands oil from our state.
Sign our postcard to Governor Baker online by adding your name below!
Dear Governor Baker,
Extracting and burning tar sands fuels leads to poisoned water, clear-cut forests, broken treaties with indigenous peoples, and staggering levels of carbon pollution. Unless we take action, 18% of Massachusetts’ fuels could come from tar sands by 2020.
Please implement a clean fuels standard in Massachusetts to keep tar sands and other dirty fuels out of our state.
PS: Great work by Bryon Hinebaugh, who designed the "Ban Tar Sands" postcard image!