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Spending time in a controversial camp that’s blocking tar-sands pipelines

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Original article by Grist The Unist’ot’en Camp, an indigenous-led pipeline blockade in remote, mountainous central British Columbia, is permeated with the savory smell of bear poutine pizza — shredded bear meat, homemade French fries, green onions, and cheese on a scratch whole wheat crust. Ambrose Williams, a member of the nearby Gitxsan nation, is cooking dinner tonight for his partner Erin’s birthday. Because it’s a special occasion, someone has ventured down into the work-in-progress root cellar to excavate a jar of spicy dill pickles made from cucumbers grown in the camp [...]

How To Stop An Oil And Gas Pipeline: The Unist’ot’en Camp Resistance

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Over the past four years, the Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation have literally built a strategy to keep three proposed oil and gas pipelines from crossing their land. Concerned about the environmental damage a leak could cause on land they’ve never given up, they’ve constructed a protection camp to block pipeline companies. As opposition to the development of Alberta’s tar sands and to fracking projects grows across Canada, with First Nations communities on the front lines, the Unist’ot’en camp is an example of resistance that [...]

Oily pits of despair

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tar sands are one of the dirtiest, costliest, and most destructive fuels in the world. From biking to marching, you to John Kerry – here’s what can be done about it. View the full episode: http://youtu.be/C8xaC_yrClA @ActOutOnOccupy facebook.com/ActOutOnOccupy occupy.com/actout http://www.tarsandsride.org               #Tarsandsride [...]

The Dirty Legacy of Canada’s Tar Sands Industry

January 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Lax government oversight of Canada’s massive tar sands industry is leading to adverse environmental and health impacts. Investigative journalist Ted Genoways reports on these problems for the December 2014 issue of Outside magazine and shares his findings with us. Learn more: https://www.onearth.org/earthwire/dir… — Watch more NRDC videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/NRDCflix/ NRDC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nrdc.org NRDC Twitter: https://twitter.com/nrdc NRDC Tumblr: http://nrdc.tumblr.com/ OnEarth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onearth.org OnEarth [...]

Tar Sands: Canada’s First Nation Communities Are Paying the Price

January 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Dr. John O’Connor, a family physician in northern Alberta, is fighting to help the local First Nations battle the adverse health impacts of living in the shadow of the world’s dirtiest oil fields. Find out about the risks his patients face and the government’s reaction. Learn more: https://www.onearth.org/earthwire/dir… — Watch more NRDC videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/NRDCflix/ NRDC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nrdc.org NRDC Twitter: https://twitter.com/nrdc NRDC Tumblr: http://nrdc.tumblr.com/ OnEarth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onearth.org [...]

Nobel Prize Winner Visits the Proposed Energy East Pipeline in Ottawa

December 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Nobel Prize Winner Visits the Proposed Energy East Pipeline in Ottawa Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams spent a few days visiting Ottawa in October of 2013, during which time she made a special effort to reach out to local residents who would be impacted by the proposed Energy East pipeline that TransCanada wants to build through the city to ship tar sands crude from Alberta to New Brunswick.   [...]