Keep Vermont tar sands free

Oil companies are looking to use a 1950s-era pipeline that runs through the Northeast Kingdom to get Canadian tar sands to Portland, Maine for export.

This is one of the dirtiest fuels on earth, and Vermonters are working together to make sure that it is not transported through our state.

Click here to learn more about tar sands, read current news, and – most important – find out how you can take action to stand up for Vermont.

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Tar sands vote in Maine shows communities can stand up for themselves and win

The people of South Portland, Maine, made historic news last night. Based on overwhelming vocal public concern about the dangers of toxic tar sands to wildlife and the community, the City Council passed an ordinance that prevents the Portland Pipe Line Corporation or others from building the large, polluting smokestacks necessary to load any form (More...)

Meeting of Governors and Premiers a Big Opportunity for Northeast Wildlife

This entry is cross-posted from the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Promise blog. This week, the governors of New England states are meeting with leaders of Canada’s Eastern provinces in the mountains of New Hampshire, at the annual New England Governors and Eastern Premiers Conference. As they make plans and consider policies for the coming years, (More...)

July 13th “No Tar Sands!” People’s Conference at Bretton Woods

Over fifty people rallied outside the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers in Bretton Woods on Sunday to call on the region’s leaders to keep tar sands oil out of New England. The rally came just days after the South Portland City Council took a first step towards banning the flow of (More...)

Vermont resident returns from the Healing Walk in tar sands country

A Vermont woman joined the fifth and final Healing Walk last weekend, walking around tar sands mining pits and toxic tailings ponds in Fort McMurray, Alberta. In the next few weeks, she will tell her story at different locations around the state and has made herself available to discuss the experience – as well as (More...)

Join us for the “No Tar Sands!” People’s Conference and Rally

Sponsored by the Tar Sands Free Northeast coalition You are invited to participate in a “No Tar Sands!” People’s Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.  DATE: Sunday, July 13th TIME: 12 noon; Duration = 1 ½ hours LOCATION:  Parking lot on 302 across from entrance to Mt. Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH; map. The New England (More...)