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The Sierra Club Releases The Dirtiest Oil on Earth Animation
Features Hollywood Star on the Dangers of Alberta Tar Sands and Pipelines
San Francisco, CA - Today the Sierra Club released The Dirtiest Oil on Earth,
an animation on the dangers of tar sands crude and pipelines
transporting the world's dirtiest oil from Alberta, Canada, through the
United States. The animation, created by Sierra Club Productions and
featuring narration by actor Joshua Jackson (Fringe, The Skulls,
Dawson’s Creek) illustrates the dangers of spills, destruction of
natural areas, contamination of air and water supplies and political
influence exerted by the oil industry to build pipeline projects
designed to transport tar sands across the US to reach foreign markets.
has shown that most Americans oppose the Keystone XL project once they
know the facts about the proposed tar sands pipeline. A poll
released earlier this year found that Americans oppose the pipeline
once they understand the project’s severe risks to water, farmers and
ranchers, and once increased air pollution and climate disruption are
part of the conversation.
Joshua Jackson's help, the public will come to understand that the
price Big Oil wants us to pay in our health and environment is far too
high and that America draws the line at tar sands oil," says Michael
Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director. “Tar sands oil and pipelines like
Keystone XL are front page news, but the bigger point is being lost.
This project tells the real story of tar sands oil, climate disruption
and political influence.”
Read more about tar sands in a blog by Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign Director Michael Marx: What on Earth is Happening to Canada.
The Dirtiest Oil on Earth, and more information, can be found at The Sierra Club beyond oil campaign website. Use the YouTube link to embed the video.