October 23, 2013


Do you drink Coke? Pepsi? Dr. Pepper? What about fruit juices or flavored teas? Or are snacks your guilty pleasure? Chances are you consume at least one product made by one of the soda giants, and they all have one thing in common: They all use tar sands -- one of the dirtiest sources of oil on Earth -- to fuel their massive delivery truck fleets. They have a choice. They can say no to fuel from tar sands. But they'll only do it if we push them. Tell Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper to clean up their acts and say NO to destructive tar sands fuel. These three companies have a combined fleet of more than 100,000 vehicles, and all those trucks use a lot of fuel. That's why their choice of fuel can make a big difference. Tar sands isn't just any crude oil, it's what former NASA climatologist James Hansen called "game over for the climate." The whole process -- from destroying Canada's pristine boreal forest to dig up the tar sands, to transporting and refining the muck -- creates significantly more carbon pollution than normal crude oil, and has disastrous consequences for our climate. When companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper use fuel made from tar sands, they contribute to this environmental destruction. That's why it's so important to keep up the pressure on corporate responsibility. Join over 55,000 activists who have already asked Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper to clean up their acts. By speaking out, consumers like you can convince these companies to take positive steps, like slashing oil use and ditching tar sands. They want to be seen as environmentally friendly, but they won't make these important changes unless you show them that consumers are paying attention. It's up to all of us to demand that they make this a priority. SIGN: SIERRACLUB