First Part of Tar Sands Action Ends With Energy and Resolve

Tar Sands ActionSeptember 4, 2011 Part one of the Tar Sands Action came to a close yesterday, with 243 people sitting in and risking arrest to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This was by far the largest day of action, and a historic statement to President Obama. Protestors stood in the DC heat for over four hours in solemn opposition to the pipeline and the development of the Alberta ... [click title to continue]

Tar-sands protests go global

By Bill McKibben The Grist September 1, 2011  Protests in New Zealand Protests against a proposed tar-sands pipeline, which have already mushroomed into the largest civil disobedience actions in America in many years, broke out across the globe today, with solidarity demonstrations at U.S. and Canadian embassies and consulates on six continents.In Durban, South Africa, visiting Secretary ... [click title to continue]

The Keystone Pipeline: Can labor and environmentalists work together?

By Mark Gruenberg People's World  August 31 2011 WASHINGTON - Building Trades unions are backing - and transit unions opposing - the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, from the tar sands of the Canadian province of Alberta to the oil refineries of the U.S. Gulf Coast.The unions' stands come as the $7 billion project, which is estimated to create at least 20,000 construction jobs ... [click title to continue]

Ignoring Climate Change, State Department Report Concludes Keystone XL Has ‘No Significant Impacts’

The State Department issued its final environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline today, finding that it would bring “no significant impacts” on the environment – even while substantially increasing greenhouse gas emissions and crossing major aquifers and wetlands across the country. By Stephen Lacey Climate Progress,  26/08/11                                                               ... [click title to continue]

Taking on Tarmageddon: Trailer

Taking on Tarmageddon Campbell Road Productions has partnered with the environmental campaign groups People & Planet and the UK Tar Sands Network to produce a documentary investigating the tar sands oil extraction project in Alberta, Canada. People & Planet have selected 8 students from their network that will head off to Canada to meet with the Beaver Lake Cree first nation who live right in the middle ... [click title to continue]

Tar Sands Action in Ottawa!

JOIN US THIS FALL!On September 26th 2011 we’re planning a peaceful protest in Ottawa to say no to a toxic tar sands industry and defuse the largest carbon bomb in North America. With people power and the time-tested tactics of civil disobedience – join thousands of people from across the country in a sit-in. Together we’ll amplify our voices and escalate the movement and stop the tar ... [click title to continue]

VIDEO: Tar Sands Action By “Gasland” Director Josh Fox

By Jenn Breckenridge The Understory“There’s only been one tool that people have turned to in desperate times to change the world: Civil disobedience.”Director Josh Fox was nominated for an Oscar for his film Gasland, which exposed the impact of hydraulic fracturing of the earth for natural gas, also known as fracking. Today, he turns his documentarian skills towards the Alberta tar sands ... [click title to continue]

Overheard: Asia’s View of Alberta, Tar Sands and Pipelines

If this insider is right, Gateway is purely a ploy and Canadians are rubes. By Michael ByersTheTyee.ca16 August 2011"The small Canadian oil companies have been windfalls for us. They won't work with the majors. They don't trust them. And they don't know anything -- they want to export bitumen to Asia!"The East-West Center is a U.S. government-funded think tank that has been promoting cooperation with ... [click title to continue]