From Well to Wheel
The Social, Environmental, and Climate Costs of Amazon Crude
- September 2016
- Amazon Watch
Unbeknownst to most, oil extraction in the Amazon is not only rampant; it is also expanding rapidly as global supplies dwindle and economic pressures multiply. Even lesser known is the fact that the majority of this rainforest-destroying fossil fuel ends up in gas tanks throughout the United States. In From Well to Wheel: The Social, Environmental, and Climate Costs of Amazon Crude, Amazon Watch tracks crude extracted from oil wells in the western Amazon to refineries in the United States, after which it makes its way into cars and trucking fleets throughout the country. This is the first thorough analysis of Amazon crude from its source to its final end use.