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. At the first City Council vote on the Clear Skies Ordinance, supporters wore blue t-shirts and spoke powerfully in favor of the ordinance. Photo: 350 Maine. 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 of tar sands crude oil onto tankers in its beautiful coastal port. (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, now is a good time for our leaders to discuss the incredible opportunity to build on progress made throughout the region, keep dirty fuels out and build a clean energy future. (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. (More...)