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Fortune 1,000 companies must stop shipping their products with fuel that comes from refineries using tar sands. That’s why in the US, we are encouraging more companies to reduce their consumption of high-impact, high-carbon fuels such as those from tar sands refineries. 19 companies have publicly confirmed action they have taken to avoid dirty fuel sources like the tar sands.
Plus, our US economy and cars are relying on more hazardous forms of fuel - like fuel from refineries using Canada’s tar sands. Even worse, refinery use of tar sands is extremely costly to our environment and to our health.
US refineries are increasing their use of a harmful mixture of chemicals called a ‘bitumen blend’. Refinery use of this toxic stew creates sulfur dioxide pollution that is hazardous to humans. Tar sands refineries are putting the health of our communities at risk. Pollution from the refineries causes asthma, heart disease, chronic headaches and nausea. And who does this growing health problem affect the most? The already disadvantaged minority communities living near tar sands refineries.
Here's what you can do now to protect community health: