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Tar Sands Update
In October 2015, Oil Change International released a data-driven report “Lockdown: The End of Growth in the Tar Sands,” which finds that if no new pipelines are built to transport oil out of the Alberta tar sands then approximately 34.6 gigatons of CO2 (the approximate emissions of 227 coal plants over 40 years) will not be emitted. The report provides a summary of its findings and a summary of the pipelines proposed in Canada and between Canada and the U.S. To download the full report or the executive summary, see: http://priceofoil.org/2015/10/27/lockdown-the-end-of-growth-in-the-tar-sands/.

Where are your local pipelines?
To understand or report on where underground pipelines are in your county or state in the U.S., see the Department of Transportation National Pipeline Mapping System, at: https://www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov/PublicViewer/.