The heat trapping emissions responsible for climate change come from many sources, but in the United States none looms larger than transportation, which is poised to overtake electricity generation as America’s biggest climate problem.
Most of these emissions come from cars and trucks: hence the need for fuel efficient and plug-in vehicles.
But there’s a story unfolding behind the pump that no one—at least in the media—is paying attention to. That’s the story of unconventional oil; tar sands, tight oil, and other sources that were previously considered too difficult or expensive to bring to market. It’s also the subject of our new interactive web feature, that tries to shed some light on what the oil industry is up to—and what it means for the climate. Read more >