Wednesday, April 30, 2014

French Support for Renewable Energy

The French people want renewable energy and the government is responding to the popular demand from its citizens. This is the finding in a March 2014 CSA survey which indicated that 65 percent of those polled said that they would invest in renewable energy (wind and solar/photovoltaic) today if they had to personally invest in one energy source. Renewable energy is popular in France with 75 percent choosing solar and 69 percent choosing wind. Only 15 percent chose nuclear, 7 percent chose gas and 1 percent chose coal.

Infographic - UN Climate Solutions


Sectors Most at Risk from Climate Change

Whether we are talking about impacts on manufacturing facilities from extreme weather events or supply chain disruptions due to resource scarcity, climate change poses a risk to businesses all around the world. If we continue with business as usual it is safe to assume that operating costs will go up across the board as the world warms. While all sectors have some degree of exposure, certain sectors are more vulnerable than others. Here is a summary of some of the sectors with the greatest exposure derived from a report titled, Physical Risks from Climate Change.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Recorded Access to the Wind Energy Summit South Africa

Interested parties can now access the proceedings at the Wind Energy Summit South Africa, that was held in Cape Town in April. This includes over 18hrs of recorded discussion and printed materials from some of the most senior members of the wind industry. Listen to presentations from Mainstream Renewable Power, The National Treasury, Eskom and Rand Merchant Bank and others as they share their insights into the South African wind industry.

Graphic - The Cost of Mitigating Climate Change


Training - Leadership for Sustainable School Stakeholders

Leadership Training for Sustainable School Stakeholders, Creating a Culture of Sustainability, will take place on April 30, 2014 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at the Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ.

The April 2014 Midwest Tornadoes and the Relationship to Global Warming

Just before the deadly extreme weather that tore through the Midwest at the end of April, some new research was released that indicates the intensity of tornadoes may be on the increase.

The most recent wave of extreme weather has killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens of others across the Midwest over the last 48 hours. In the last two days a spate of deadly tornadoes and powerful storms have devastated parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas and Oklahoma. On Sunday a half mile wide tornado left a 70 mile long path of devastation in Little Rock, Ark., killing at least 15. The extreme weather also led to the deaths in Oklahoma and Iowa. So far, a total of seven people are confirmed dead from in Mississippi.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Workshop - Ripping the Energy Costs out of Manufacturing

Ripping the energy costs out of manufacturing will take place on April 30, 2014 at the University of Bradford / Bradford, UK. This workshop is for anyone concerned with reducing the costs of energy in your business including Finance, operations and owners of manufacturing businesses. This one day event is an advanced practitioner workshop aimed at providing you with the tools to make a significant step change in your business.

Course - Environmental Responsibilities of Land Drainage Authorities

The course Environmental Responsibilities of Land Drainage Authorities will take place on April 30, 2014 in Doncaster, UK. This course will provide an overview of this legislation and policy, including the legal duties relating to conservation and biodiversity, protected species, non-native species, the Water Framework Directive and government policy requirements.

Overview

There is a wide range of environmental legislation and policy that applies to drainage bodies when carrying out their functions. This course will provide an overview of this legislation and policy, including the legal duties relating to conservation and biodiversity, protected species, non-native species, the Water Framework Directive and government policy requirements.

Workshop - Alternative Funding – Sustainable Schools

Alternative Funding – Sustainable Schools, Stay Out of the Red by Operating in the Green, will take place on April 30, 2014 (6: p.m. - 9 p.m.) at Burlington County College in Pemberton, NJ.

Arbor Day: A Time to Acknowledge the Vital Importance of Trees

As a celebration of trees Arbor Day is an important event, particularly in the context of ongoing forest degradation. The loss of forests are even more alarming in light of our growing awareness of the importance of trees to planetary health. Trees provide oxygen for us to breathe and they sequester carbon thereby combating climate change. We are also coming to a better understanding of the ways in which trees regulate our climate and combat drought.

Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872. As secretary of agriculture in Grover Cleveland’s second administration, Morton was a stalwart tree advocate for trees, as he explained “Other holidays repose upon the past; Arbor Day proposes for the future.”

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Event - UN International Mother Earth Day: Sustainability for Success

UN International Mother Earth Day will take place on Tuesday April 29, 2014, (7:00 PM till 9:00 PM) at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Join the United Nations Association of Canada, Toronto Branch (UNACTO) as they celebrate International Mother Earth Day. The theme of the event is “sustainability for success.”

Five leaders from the business community will address the audience with four sessions of talks based on the theme of the event. There will also be a networking portion of the event with entertainment and complimentary refreshments.

Event - New Energy Vehicle & Charging Technology China Summit

2nd Annual New Energy Vehicle & Charging Technology China Summit will take place on April 29-30, 2014 in Shanghai, China.

Hosted by the OPPLAND Corporation, this event will gather auto OEMs, electricity utilities, governments, battery developers, standardization bodies, consultants and technological solution providers together to share visions and insights on how to interpret China's New Subsidy Policy, share car maker's NEV production roadmap and strategy as well as share latest battery, charging and power-train technologies.

Event - Wastewater Infrastructure & Networks Conference

WWT's 2nd annual Wastewater Infrastructure & Networks Conference will take place on April, 29, 2014 in Birmingham, UK. This event is for all wastewater service providers looking to optimise existing assets. Over 130 people attended last year.

Event - Canadian Environmental Conference and Tradeshow

Canadian Environmental Conference and Tradeshow will take place from Monday April 28 to Wednesday April 30, 2014, in Mississauga, Ontario. This is the leading event for environmental training.

CANECT provides courses to:

• Update your own environmental management skills;
• Gain access to Canada’s leading environmental experts;
• Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to due diligence;
• Ensure you and your staff receive necessary environmental and hazardous materials training;
• Earn career-enhancing Continuing Education Credits (CECs);
• Network with major suppliers and service-providers; and
• Obtain the latest information on new products, services and solutions.

Event - Smart Water Systems

Smart Water Systems will take place on April 28-29, 2014 in London, UK. Hosted by the SMi Group Ltd, this event will be looking into this topic and how smart water is all about coming up with initiatives to manage water more effectively, monitor it all the way along throughout the cycle so that we can better manage and preserve this precious resource.

Event - Power Up Energy Expo 2014

The 6th Power Up Energy Expo, will take place on April 28-30, 2014 at the Pensacola Beach Hilton in Florida. It is the premier energy conference along the Gulf Coast and it attracts hundreds of industry professionals from all sectors of the industry. Last year nine countries were represented. This event affords a great opportunity to network with peers and learn about innovative energy technologies, alternative transportation and fuels.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Video - Shared Value Initiative: An Interview with Justin Bakule



The Shared Value Initiative is a platform that facilitates peer peer exchange of ideas. In this video TriplePundit's Founder, Nick Aster, talks with Justin Bakule, Executive Director of the Shared Value Initiative. Justin is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the Initiative, and works closely with major corporate, civil society, government and academic stakeholders in order to track and influence the development and capture of shared value research, the shared value idea in practice, and the growing global community of practitioners.

Video - Why a Carbon Tax May be the Best Way to Reduce CO2



In this video Judd Legam, editor of ThinkProgress explains how a carbon tax works. This effort is of great importance in light of the current concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere which now exceeds 400 parts per million which is causing big changes in global temperatures, which means big changes in climate: more droughts, more wildfires, more extreme weather, more crop failure, and all of the other effects of global warming. According to Legam, the simplest solution is a carbon tax.

Video - Pricing Nature is Far Harder than you Think


While there is a lot of interest in market based solutions to price nature, it is far harder in practice than it would appear in theory. This short animation from Joss Tantram, partner at UK sustainability strategy firm Terrafiniti, LLP, explains in very simple terms some of the problems associated with pricing ecosystems.

Video - Cowboys and Indians Come Together to Oppose the Keystone XL



On April 22nd, 2014, the Cowboy Indian Alliance rode into Washington, DC, set up eight tipis on the National Mall, blessed the encampment, and settled in for a week of resistance and protest against the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Cowboy Indian Alliance is an alliance of midwestern ranchers and tribal communities from along the pipeline's route that has come together to tell President Obama to reject KXL and protect their families, homes, and sacred lands.

Today, Saturday, April 26th, thousands of people will join them to stand together for a final message that the Keystone XL pipeline and the tar sands must be rejected — to protect this, and future generations.

For more information click here.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Penguins Suffereing from the Effects of Climate Change

Penguins are one of the many creatures suffering from the effects of climate change. Penguins are indigenous to the Southern Hemisphere and they range from human sized prehistoric penguins (now extinct) to the Little Blue penguin which are just over 30cm high. The largest species of living penguin is the Emperor, which stand up to 130 cm tall.

Climate change poses a very serious risk to the survival of Penguins.

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Harvard Faculty Wants the School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Harvard University faculty members are calling the school to divest from fossil fuels. They stridently disagree with the University's decision to hold on to their fossil fuel investments.

Shortly after Harvard announced that its new sustainable investing guidelines do not exclude investing in fossil fuels, 93 faculty members sent an open letter of protest to the president and fellows.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Anti-Environment Influence of 3 out of 4 Koch Brothers

There are three Koch brothers who have amassed a long track record of environmental malfeasance and political interference. Well known oil billionaires Charles and David Koch use their fortunes to misinform, manipulate and protect their corporate interests. They are estimated to be worth about 25 billion each. This diabolical duo own Koch Industries, the second largest privately owned corporation in the US. They also have a lesser known brother named William (Bill), he is worth a mere 4 billion but his business interests include petcoke which is some of the dirtiest petrochemical byproducts.

Bill Koch owns the Florida based Oxbow corporation, the world's largest petcoke trader. They donated $4.25 million to GOP Super PACs in 2012, making it the one of the largest corporate donors to super PACs. Oxbow also spent over $1.3 million on lobbyists in 2012.

Rhino Horn Economics: The Perils of Putting a Price on Nature

A number of market based solutions have been advanced to address dwindling biological diversity and the loss of healthy eco-systems. Efforts to save the rhino serve as a model to explore some of these approaches. Rhinos are one of the largest living land mammals and they symbolize humans’ deleterious impacts on the natural world.

Rhinos are being hunted to extinction for their horns, which are considered to be a magical cure-all in some traditional Asian cultures. The trade in rhino horn is currently illegal, but one approach to address this problem strives to indulge the demand by farming them. The advantage to this approach is that the horn can be removed without killing the animal, thereby protecting the animal from extinction.

Transport Canada's New Train Safety Rules for Oil

On Wednesday April 23, Canada's Transport Minister announced new rail safety regulations. These new rules follow recommendations by Canada's Transportation Safety Board. The government has instituted a directive to eliminate or retrofit the DOT-111 tanker cars. The DOT-111 which makes up about 70 per cent of all tankers on the rails, are prone to rupture.

The move comes in response to last year's runaway oil train that derailed and exploded, killing forty-seven people and destroying 30 buildings in the small town of Lac Megantic Quebec. Trains ferrying fossil fuels have also derailed in New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia in recent months.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

US Supreme Court Ruling Makes it Easier to Buy Election Outcomes

A recent ruling by the Republican-appointed majority on the US Supreme Court has freed uber-wealthy to flex their financial muscles so that they can buy electoral outcomes. The ruling on the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission case upholds the $2,600 limit per candidate, however, limitations on the number of candidates that can be given money has been lifted. This means that those with the financial means can now interfere with the democratic process.

Bill McKibben on the Triumph of Activism in the Wake of the Delay of the Keystone XL

While Bill McKibben is among those who want the President to kill the Keystone XL project, he heralds the delay as a victory for environmental activists.  Another delay means that oil is not flowing from Alberta to the Gulf Coast and that in and of itself is a great accomplishment.

"Every day we delay a decision is a day when 830,000 barrels of oil stays safely in the ground." 350.org founder McKibben explained. He also went on to say that the fight will continue. "Together we’ve kept them at bay for three years now, and will continue to until perhaps the beginning of next year it seems," McKibben said. "The climate fight can’t be delayed. We need to keep building the movement, and we need to keep putting heat on leaders like President Obama till we win not delay the decision on the Keystone XL pipeline."

The Politics of the Obama Administration's Keystone Delay

President Obama may be trying to avoid the political fallout associated with the Keystone XL by delaying a final decision until after the November 4 midterm elections.

On Friday April 18th, the State Department extended the review period for the pipeline.

If the President rejects the pipeline, this could help the Republicans to gain ground in the forthcoming congressional elections, if he he moves forward with the pipeline this could undermine the chances of some Democrats.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nature Conservancy Canada Matches Volunteers to Projects in Canada

Are you interested in volunteering your time to conserve nature in Canada? If so there is a new portal that helps interested volunteers to find conservation projects near you. The Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC) matches people with volunteer opportunities that are organized by province. These projects support the health and well being of a wide range of Canada’s natural places.

Projects cover things like animal surveys, building homes for wild birds, making trails, and wildlife counts.

To go to the site click here.

New Social Activism Crowdsourcing Platform



Social activism can change the world and a new concept is being launched shortly that will help give people more power and influence over their governments. This new social activism is called Amplifyd, it is a crowdsourced lobbying platform where people can support causes in their community and in return get a personal representative that will call and lobby their elected officials on their behalf.

Infographic - Global Power Shift


The Crucial Significance of Earth Day and Grassroots Environmentalism

April 22, is Earth Day, this annual flagship event has achieved a great deal in the last 44 years. In the US and around the world, Earth Day leads the way on issues associated with environmental advocacy. Earth Day not only raises awareness, it encourages people to act in defense of planetary ecology and local environmental issues throughout the year.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Infographic - Plastic and the 5 Ocean Gyres







10 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Easter Eggs

Now that Easter is over many are wondering what they can do with those plastic eggs. Instead of downcycling, upcycle those eggs by turning them into something you can use over and over again.

Aside from not buying them in the first place there are a number of ways that they can be upcycled so that they do not end up in landfills where they will take decades to break down. In the process they will leave a toxic residue that is harmful to the soil and water.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Event - 2014 Edison Earth Day Celebration

The 2014 Edison Earth Day celebration will take place on April 27, 2014, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Papaianni Park, 100 Municipal Boulevard Edison, NJ. This free, annual, family-friendly, green/sustainable, public event in honor of Earth Day. This celebration is co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Clean Communities Program; Edison Township Environmental Commission (ETEC) and the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT). Activities include: Volunteer plantings, site cleaning and organic debris consolidation, as well as a variety of other green/sustainable activities; Test America environmental testing; Central Jersey Bicycle Association (CJBA) Bike Ride.

Event - 5th Cherry Hill Earth Festival

This Festival will take place on Saturday, April 26, at Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey. More than 90 displays, vendors, and activities along with an e-waste recycling collection will be part of the family-friendly event that includes bike rides, entertainment, healthy food choices, a Phillie Phanatic appearance and more. Admission is free. The annual event is a collaboration between Cherry Hill Township and Sustainable Cherry Hill. The event marks the start of the annual Art Blooms in Cherry Hill event April 26-May 10.

Event - 31st Social Research Conference: Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren’t We?

The Conference "Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren’t We?" will take place on Friday, April 24 - 25, 2014 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center (note new address) 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY. There is no issue more urgent than climate change, yet government, corporations, and the public are reluctant to change. This Center for Public Scholarship conference will examine the psychological factors, money and politics, and infrastructures that impede change as well as the difficult choices that must be made to foster urban resilience in the face of climate change.

Event - Waste Management and recycling Summit 2014

Waste Management and recycling Summit 2014 will take place on April 23 - 24, 2014 at the Novotel Riyadh Al Anoud, Al Anoud Tower No.1, 9033, King Fahd Road, Olaya, Saudi Arabia.

Webinar: PET Thermoform Recycling - A Progress Report

Webinar: PET Thermoform Recycling - A Progress Report, will take place on April 22, 2014, 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm. This webinar will provide an overview of PET Thermoform recycling, from early research and development efforts; the state of the market today; and a reclaimer's experience in recycling PET thermoforms with PET bottles. Speakers: Resa Dimino, Director of Public Policy, NAPCOR and Ryan L'Abbe, Vice President & General Manager, Ice River Springs - Blue Mountain Plastics Division.

Event - 11th Annual Sustainable Energy Conference

The 11th Annual Sustainable Energy Conference will take place on April 21 - 23, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. The theme for this year's conference is "INNOVATION: From Cutting Edge to Common Place." The event will host top notch speakers, industry-leading exhibitors, continuing education credits, and bonus special events for engineers, architects, transportation professionals and energy innovators.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Video - The Rebirth of Food Waste into Fuel in South Korea



In densely populated South Korea food waste is being reborn as methane. Through a process that reduces climate change causing greenhouse gases, the nation is developing new technologies that are transforming daily waste into energy.

Video - How Religion can Energize Ecological Renewal



The key issue preventing us from tackling the environmental problems we face is public inertia not a lack of science or technology. We have invested a great deal of effort into the important work of developing solutions to a wide range of environmental problems, but we have failed to energize people to act. After decades of solid peer reviewed research we must concede that science is incapable of fostering the passion needed for widespread ecological renewal.

The body of scientific evidence is strong and there are a vast number of technological solutions. However, if we are to seriously engage the climate crisis and other environmental issues we must find ways to get people interested and involved.

As explained in this video, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Research Scholar at Yale University, suggests that religion can help us to to generate popular passion for ecology. As she explains the most renewable source of energy is "the dynamizing human energies" that fuel the movement of ecological renewal.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Ecological Message in the Symbolism of Easter

The egg is a prominent symbol of Easter and a fitting metaphor for the Earth. It contains the promise of new life and at the same it is fragile and can be easily broken. As a festival celebrating the return of spring and as a Christian holiday, Easter calls us to remember the cycles of renewal and the interconnectedness of life and death.

Above all, Easter symbolizes new life, rebirth, and renewal. From an ecological perspective this is precisely what is required as we engage the serious work of being better environmental stewards. A number of symbols have become part of the Easter tradition. Some are directly related to the life of Jesus Christ and some have a pagan background.

For Christians, Easter is a celebration of Christ's resurrection, the ultimate symbol of rebirth. Easter's known pagan roots date back to the 8th century, specifically an Anglo-Saxon fertility goddess known as "Eostre," whose name may be derived from "eastre," meaning spring.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Report - Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America's Solar Energy Revolution

Environment New York held a news conference on April 13, in Albany to release, "Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America's Solar Energy Revolution," a first-of-its kind comparison of installed solar in major cities across the US. According to the report New York is the 8th largest solar state in the country. The report reviews the impressive growth of solar in New York City and Buffalo.

The report also highlights the importance of strong local policies and programs in the development of a robust solar industry in these major cities, and calls out specific cities from the list of those studied for their implementation of best practices.

Infographic - Benefits of Acting on Short Lived Climate Pollutants



Latest IPCC Report on the Viability of Fast Actions to Limit Climate Change Including SLCP

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report indicates that many fast actions for addressing climate change are proving to be more affordable than previously imagined. The report is entitled Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, it is the third of three Working Group Reports, which make up the IPCC's fifth Assessment Report.

The report addresses the viability of restricting short lived climate pollutants (SLCP) and also indicates that there are a number of other fast actions that can be taken that will have a dramatic impact on global warming without adversely impacting people's quality of life. They include efforts to improve energy efficiency through new building codes, vehicle efficiency standards and increases in renewable energy. The economic viability of clean energy sources like wind and solar are becoming increasingly obvious as they are becoming cheaper to produce and deploy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Infographic - Exxon Valdez Timeline of Recovery (NOAA)


Latest IPCC Report Indicates the World is Headed Towards Unacceptable Temperature Increases

If we continue with business as usual we will see a temperature increase of more than 4ºC above preindustrial temperatures by the end of the century. This is more than double the internationally agreed upon upper temperature limit increase of 2ºC.

According to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased by the equivalent of ten billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) between 2000 and 2010. The report entitled Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, is the third of three Working Group Reports, which make up the IPCC’s fifth Assessment Report on climate change.

BC Town Rejects the Northern Gateway Pipeline

A British Colombia town has rejected the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project that would ferry 525,000 barrels of tar sands bitumen each day from Alberta to the west coast.

On Saturday April 12, voters in Kitimat said "no" to Enbridge and the Canadian Conservative's proposed oil pipeline, terminus and super-port that would subject the west coast to hundreds of oil bearing supertankers each year.

White Paper - Sustainable Investing: Imperative and Opportunity

This whitepaper was produced by Morgan Stanley. As they explain on their Sustainable Investing website, they believe that private sector capital can play a key role in driving large-scale solutions to the most critical challenges to global prosperity and well-being.

Their Institute for Sustainable Investing seeks to help businesses, institutions and individuals direct capital to these challenges in scalable ways.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Three Most Revealing IPCC Charts


Green Innovation and the Economic Importance of Fossil Fuels in Canada

Fossil fuels are the cornerstone of the Canadian economy and many companies are developing technological processes to help minimize their environmental impacts. Fossil fuels and the tar sands in particular are powerful economic drivers of the Canadian economy. The tar sands generate $91 billion for the Canadian economy. Oil and refined petroleum products are responsible for 25 percent of Canadian exports. The oil sands have seen substantial growth in the last couple of decades and they have provided a corresponding number of jobs. As reported in the Financial Post, a February 2014, IHS CERA study, showed that in 2012, oil sands generated almost a half a million jobs in Canada (478,000) Canadian jobs or 3 percent of all jobs in the country and

We are seeing "green" innovation in the Canadian fossil fuel industry including investments in carbon capture and storage. This type of innovation could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent or more, tailings could be reduced by 80 percent and river water could be diminished by 25 percent.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Infographic - Climate Denial is Anti-Science


Cleantech Stocks are Following Technology's Downward Spiral

Declines in the Nasdaq are capturing headlines and cleantech composite indexes appear to be following suit. Despite being a top performer over the past two years, cleantech is being dragged down with the rest of the market. In 2013 the cleantech index was up 58 percent but there were plenty of stocks that doubled and even tripled.

Technology stocks have taken a big hit over the course of the last few weeks and this is directly impacted cleantech stock performance. Technology is one of the biggest drivers of sustainability. While cutting-edge green technologies have the potential to improve quality of life, reduce environmental impact and generate profits, the reverse is also true. A slowdown in cleantech can also slow technological efforts to address the environmental challenges we face.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Event - Energy East: Our RISK Their REWARD

This event is focused on the reasons why the Energy East pipeline is not in the interest of people in Ontario. It will take place on Tue Apr 15, 2014, at 7 pm at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville, Ontario. This is one of several events from the Council of Canadians and Sustainable North. From April 7-16, they will be visiting communities across Ontario to talk about why TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline is all risk and little reward.

TransCanada’s Energy East project would be the largest oil pipeline in North America. It would ship 1.1 million barrels of oil every day through Ontario towards Saint John, New Brunswick. Join us to find out why this massive tar sands pipeline puts our water, land and air at risk.