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Citizen groups flex some muscle in fight against Detroit's petroleum coke piles
  • Citizen groups flex some muscle in fight against Detroit's petroleum coke piles
  • Michigan Radio - Sarah Cwiek
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By now, you’ve probably heard of Detroit’s pet coke piles.

They’re a byproduct of refining Canadian tar sands oil at Detroit’s Marathon refinery, and the ashen piles are definitely an eyesore on the city’s riverfront.  But how much of a danger does pet coke really pose?

So far, a definitive answer has proved elusive. But that hasn’t stopped a whole movement from springing up—and gaining some ground in the global fight against tar sands oil.

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Press Conference: Exposing Harmful Health Impacts of Tar Sands

Press Conference: Exposing Harmful Health Impacts of Tar Sands

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) held a press conference on Wednesday, February 26th to expose the harmful health implications associated with tar sands oil and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which is currently under…

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