Tag Archive for Tar Sands Crude

Citizens Fight Off Plan to Turn Mobile Alabama Into A Tar Sands Mecca

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By Julie Dermansky – It took a while for the Alabama public to understand that their state is being transformed into a tar sands Mecca. Proposals for rail and pipeline transport and tar sands storage facilities were first presented in 2010, and by 2012, most were rubber stamped with no public input. But in 2013,…

Alabama, Mississippi Proudly Bring Up the World’s Rear Again

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Republican Governors Announce Joint Venture to Develop Hard to Get Tar Sands Crude – By Glynn Wilson – The rest of the world is moving away from the burning of fossil fuels for energy to combat global warming and climate change as well as dangerous air and water pollution. Even Virginia is moving ahead in…

Sierra Club to Engage in Civil Disobedience to Fight Tar Sands Crude

The Sierra Club Board of Directors has approved the one-time use of civil disobedience for the first time in the organization’s 120-year history to fight the further exploration for tar sands crude oil. Oil sands, tar sands or, more technically, bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit, according to Wikipedia. The oil sands…