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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.   [...]

Idle No More Supports Burnaby Pipeline Resistance_ Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum

November 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Idle No More Canada representative traveled all the way from Saskatchewan to voice full support for the pipeline resistance camp on Burnaby Mountain.. Follow this link to donate to the legal fund for the resistance community currently being sued by kinder Morgan. gofundme.com/gkxn9o Sign petition here to drop the Lawsuit against Trans Mountain Protestors:action.sumofus.org/a/kinder-morgan-lawsuit/?akid=7951.1063882.xmsP3Z&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=1 Letter from Burnaby Mayor letter from Mayor Derek [...]

Looking to lessons learned for the upcoming Keystone XL battle

February 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Looking to lessons learned for the upcoming Keystone XL battle Peter Rugh  February 6, 2014 A Tar Sands Blockade activist shows off her banner in Nacogdoches, Texas. (Flickr / Tar Sands Blockade) When Steven DaSilva, a retired high school science teacher and member of the Sierra Club, first learned that the southern portion of a transnational tar sands oil pipeline would be built near his East Texas backyard in Nacogdoches County, he launched a petition drive and letter writing campaign to local politicians asking them to put a stop to it. Now, four years since picking a fight with pipeline [...]