Delawareans Facing Impacts of Climate Change Take to the Streets After Carper, Coons side with Big Oil on Symbolic Keystone XL Vote
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Delaware Sierra Club and Occupy Delaware joined for a "Move Your Money" action at TD Bank in Newark on March 22, 2014. TD Bank has invested billions in TransCanada and tar sands!
Delaware is getting railroaded by tar sands, which are are not only more than 3x worse for our warming climate, but much more carcinogenic and polluting to refine. As you know, the last thing Delaware needs is more cancer-causing air pollution, including emissions from refining tar sands oil.
The Delaware City Refinery has begun to refine Canadian tar sands, and has recently expanded the train offloading capabilities to accept tar sands by train at the refinery. Tar sands are considered to be the dirtiest petroleum on earth, and emit 3x the greenhouse gases of conventional oil.
With the ability to unload only 100 rail cars at a time, there is a backup waiting to enter the refinery. Norfolk Southern railroad has begun storing insulated and heated rail cars at the former Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, right next to a residential neighborhood and the UD campus.