Oil Tankers May Carry Harmful Tar Sands Through Bay Area WatersOil tankers may one day be carrying tar sands, the heaviest and dirtiest oil on the planet, through Bay Area waters. A spill could send the tar sands sinking to the bottom of the bay, creating health problems for many.
Tar Sands Oil From Canada Could Pose Threat To Bay Area Marine LifeThe environmental impacts of the fuel from tar sands, known as bitumen, on marine life remains largely unknown.
Refineries To Ship Even Dirtier Tar Sands Oil Into Bay Area; Fracked Crude By Rail Gets Too PriceyIt’s an unexpected consequence of the drop in oil prices. Trains carrying explosive fracked crude oil from North Dakota are no longer rolling through our neighborhoods. Crude by rail has become too expensive.
SFSU Votes To Divest From Coal, Tar Sands CompaniesSan Francisco State University has voted to stop investing its endowment in coal and tar sands companies, joining a growing list of universities that have decided to stop investing in fossil fuels.