Category: Tar Sands

Feb 08 2015


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 …

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Jul 15 2014


If you thought we only needed to be concerned about the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point,  think again!  The current move to off load oil from trains (refined and possibly crude) from the Bakken oil fields and Tar Sands at our two refineries has been happening for the past year under our noses. Learn …

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Dec 19 2013


Many of you in Occupy Bellingham got email from Herb about his protest action in Oregon opposing the transport of huge equipment along public roads.  This equipment is intended to deliver “evaporators” to the tar sands fields to be able to extract more oil from this region. Follow this link to hear a song.    …

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Aug 11 2013


An attempt to haul mega loads of equipment through Northern Idaho and Montana to the Alberta tar sands has brought out the Nez Perce Leaders and tribal members to protest the crossing through their land.  It has resulted in arrests of some protesters. You can read about this event HERE and watch the you tube below for …

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Jun 19 2013

Balderdash, Mr. Biello

In an otherwise excellent article and clarion call about irrevocable climate change, David Biello writes the following in the 07/02/13 issue of Scientific American. “Yet mines like those in Montana and Wyoming’s Powder River Basin are not the targets of high-profile protests such as those facing Keystone XL; protesters do not tie themselves to …

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Feb 24 2013

Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade

Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade from Garrett Graham on Vimeo.

Feb 23 2013

Tar Sands Tailings Contaminate Alberta Groundwater

Tar Sands Tailings Contaminate Alberta Groundwater (via Desmogblog) The massive tailings ponds holding billions of litres of tar sands waste are leaking into Alberta’s groundwater, according to internal documents obtained by Postmedia’s Mike De Souza. An internal memorandum prepared for Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver and obtained through Access to Information…

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