The Sierra Club and ForestEthics have released an open letter demanding that companies with large trucking fleets take climate action by avoiding fuel from refineries that take Canadian tar sands.
American corporations, including soft drink giants Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper, are some of the biggest consumers of fuel in America.
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Fifty-eight organizations, led by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics, released an open letter today demanding that companies take climate action. The letter calls on U.S. corporations with trucking fleets to join 19 leading companies in avoiding fuel from refineries that take Canadian tar sands. According to U.S. EPA, tar sands release as much as 37 percent more carbon pollution than oil from conventional crude.
Today’s letter is part of a campaign led by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics to transform the environmental practices of some of the biggest consumers of fuel in America: corporations. This comes on the heels of Sierra Club and ForestEthics’ launch of a campaign to force soft drink giants Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper to stop using tar sands and raise the efficiency of their cars and trucks.
With 2.4 million members, the Sierra Club is the largest and oldest environmental non-profit in the United States. ForestEthics is the only international coalition exclusively devoted to creating a world where forests, wild lands, and the people and wildlife that depend on them, thrive.
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