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It's Time to Move America Beyond Oil

Imagine a world with clean, abundant, affordable energy. One where climate disruption is a fading threat and American soldiers are never again deployed to defend oil fields. One where innovative green industries provide good jobs and supply 100 percent of our energy needs. Imagine a healthier America, with clean air and water, with pristine coasts and protected natural areas. A wealthier, more productive nation, whose leaders answer only to the citizens who elect them. This is America beyond oil.

It's time to protect our coasts, our communities, and our climate from dangerous offshore oil and gas drilling. Take action now to urge the Obama administration to end offshore drilling »

ExxonMobil knew about climate change for decades, and covered it up. Now, Big Oil's friends in Congress are trying to derail justice. Tell the Republicans on the House Science Committee: Stop protecting Exxon from investigations over its climate deception »

What We Do

Block the most dangerous oil projects and revoke the oil industry's license to operate above the law and interfere with our transition to a clean energy future.
After years of grassroots activism, President Obama made the right decision and rejected the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to protect our climate, and communities along the pipeline's path.
Canadian pipeline company Enbridge has increased the capacity of its cross-border Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline without environmental review or permits from the government. Will the State Department look the other way while Big Oil circumvents the law?
Raise and defend strong fuel-efficiency and pollution standards, increase access to oil-free transportation choices, and promote electric vehicles.

Latest News

Tuesday June 14, 2016
Someone needs to remind the Norwegian government about a core concept of Environmental Studies 101. When the English economist William Forster Lloyd first defined "the tragedy of the commons" almost... Read More
Thursday June 9, 2016
Here's something you don't expect to see in a national park unit: a 30-ton "vibroseis" truck, outfitted with enormous balloon tires, dropping a huge steel plate to the ground. WHUMP! The plate,... Read More
Thursday June 2, 2016
NITRATE NIGHTMARE: A recent United Nations Environment Programme report warns that climate change’s effects might impact the health of individuals The amount of nitrates in crops might be increasing... Read More
Friday May 13, 2016
IN THE LINE OF FIRE: Canadian wildfires that erupted earlier this month have burned approximately 400,000 acres, forcing major oil producers in Fort McMurray, Alberta, to shut down operations. Oil ... Read More
Wednesday May 11, 2016
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Friday April 8, 2016
Last November, Portland, Oregon, put a major crimp in the fossil fuel industry's plan to turn the Pacific Northwest into a hub for exporting coal, oil, and liquefied natural gas. First, the city... Read More