Petcoke is a refining byproduct of tar sands oil, and when burned is substantially dirtier than coal and contributes significantly to greenhouse gas pollution. It is also a potent carcinogen. In this video massive piles of coke on seen heaped by the shores of the Detroit river. This petcoke contaminates waterways and the fish that people eat and feed to their children. According to two new studies, petcoke makes tar sands oil even dirtier than originally thought.
Video – Climate Change Causing Petcoke Poisons the Air
The Tar Sands Have Higher Emissions than Previously Thought