Powerful, corrupting and polluting, the oil industry has no place in our collective future.
Here in Canada, the tar sands are huge deposits of bitumen, a tar-like substance that’s turned into oil through energy-intensive processes that pollute rivers, lace the air with toxins and emit more global warming-causing pollution than the entire province of British Columbia.
Tar sands companies want to build new pipelines to expand output, but these pipelines will threaten rivers, streams and land across the country, and the increased tanker traffic required to carry the oil will impact our coastlines.
The social and health costs of the tar sands are already high. First Nations communities in affected areas report unusually high levels of rare cancers and autoimmune diseases. Their traditional way of life is also threatened.
Greenpeace is working to end the expansion of the tar sands and accelerate a transition to clean energy that protects local communities, workers and our environment.
Together we must transition away from oil, and create renewable, citizen powered energy systems that are not only better for the planet, but are fairer for people too.