PETITION to Soda Company CEOs:
The president said in his June 25 climate speech that companies like yours must "build on the leadership" you've shown on reducing carbon pollution.
Your industry's vehicle fleets total more than 100,000 cars and trucks. Choices you make about the how your company sources oil, and the efficiency of your fleet, will have a direct effect on U.S. carbon pollution and will send powerful market signals about efficiency and extreme oil.
Tar sands is the dirtiest, most carbon intensive source of oil on the planet, and 19 major U.S. companies have proven that it is possible to fuel a fleet without tar sands, wherever possible. New car and truck technologies are pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency and alternative fuels.
However, small numbers of hybrid and electric delivery trucks in your fleets are not nearly enough to achieve the kind of carbon emission reductions necessary to protect the planet. As an industry leader, you are well positioned to lead the way on climate by rejecting oil from tar sands and significantly raising the fuel efficiency of your car and truck fleets.
I look forward to hearing from you about these two critical steps.
About the campaign
Getting soda to store shelves takes a lot of oil — in fact, the soda industry is one of the biggest fossil fuel users in the United States. Right now, Coke and Pepsi fuel their trucks with the dirtiest fuel on Earth — extreme oil derived from Canadian tar sands.
The soda industry's dirty secret ingredient is wreaking havoc on our air and water, wildlife, and a whole lot of people, including you: Tar sands poison local communities, and they're a massive source of climate pollution.
The Future Fleet campaign to get companies on the road to a climate solution is already catching on. Fifty-eight groups — representing millions of Americans and Canadians — delivered an open letter to major North American corporations asking them to reduce or eliminate their use of fuel from refineries using tar sands. Already, 19 major U.S. corporations have taken action.
Use the form above to tell the soda industry to stop using tar sands and raise the fuel efficiency of their fleet of 100,000+ cars and trucks.
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