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One has to look no further than what is not included in these targets — the tar sands — to understand where their priorities lie.
Today's decision to rubber stamp Shell’s 2015 Arctic Exploration Plan is yet another example of the dangerous disconnect between our climate imperatives and the Obama administration's energy policy.
This is a biting new reality for Big Oil in Alberta, which has been used to the government acting as its mouthpiece and cheerleader for decades.
For Immediate Release May 1, 2015
Obama Administration Leaves Explosive Oil Trains on the Rails for Years
Long phase-out of hazardous cars, inadequate speed limits, deficient tanker shells leave communities at risk of catastrophe
Washington, D.C. — Today the Department of Transportation (DOT) released long-awaited new safety standards for rail tank cars used to haul volatile Bakken and tar sands crude oil.
Citizens groups Earthjustice, ForestEthics, Oil Change International, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper, Washington Environmental Council and Natural Resources Defense Council issued a critical assessment of the new rules with statements below:
The new standards call for a phase out over
If Oil Companies Get Their Way, 18 Environmental, Native Rights Groups Warn of 75-percent chance of ‘Major’ Oil Spill, 100-percent Chance of ‘Climate Disruption’.