Video: Another Tar Sands Disaster ExxonMobil is doing everything it can to deflect attention from Mayflower, Arkansas, ever since the company’s pipeline spill on March 29 spewed 85,000 gallons of tar sands crude into the community. The company even managed to get a no-fly zone established over the town. But it’s not managing to hide the truth: tar sand pipelines are disasters waiting to happen. Watch this video of tar sands crude flowing through the streets of Mayflower. The public comment period on the far more massive Keystone XL tar sands pipeline ends April 22.
Tell President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry to reject Keystone XL!
The Sierra Club is hosting hundreds of events around the country to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet this Earth Month, from service trips to art walks to tree-plantings to tours of nature preserves to fishing, backpacking, and biking trips. You can also attend conferences, seminars, potlucks, coffeehouse get-togethers, film screenings, and more.
Join a GET OUT event near you or start your own.
Don’t Frack with CaliforniaThe Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity won a landmark victory on April 8 when a federal judge ruled that federal authorities broke the law when they failed to consider the environmental impacts of fracking before they leased 2,700 acres of public land in Monterey and Fresno counties to oil and gas drillers. “The court recognized that fracking is different from the oil and gas development that California has known thus far,” said Sierra Club attorney Nathan Matthews. “Fracking and modern unconventional production have changed the game.”
Ask President Obama to protect our public lands and communities from fracking.
Photo by EcoFlight
No More Deepwater HorizonsThree years ago this week, one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation’s history occurred when an explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 people and gushed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But despite numerous recent disasters — from Shell’s rig running ashore in Alaska to ExxonMobil’s pipeline spill in Arkansas last month — Big Oil wants to double down on more dangerous drilling in the Arctic and off our coasts, as well as build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Tell President Obama we need to protect our communities, coasts, and public lands from dangerous oil and gas drilling and spills.
Photo by Julie Dermansky