Posts Tagged with "alberta"

Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

Don’t fool yourselves: Big Oil and Big Oil-friendly politicians aren’t giving up on tar sands or any other dirty fossil fuels. The only thing that’s gonna stop the tar sands and these pipelines is us. In 2011, we were all galvanized by the Tar Sands Action to draw a line in the sands on Keystone [...]

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From the Local To the Global: Why We Must Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Sunday, February 17, 2013

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From the Local To the Global: Why We Must Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

“Now that we have seen what the Tar Sands in Alberta looks like, this is not about the pipeline going through our farm. This is about Alberta, about the world. ” This week tens of thousands of people have arrived in Washington D.C. to defend the climate and demonstrate their opposition to the Keystone XL [...]

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VIDEO: Tar Sands Action Sends “A Powerful Signal Around The Country And Around The World”

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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VIDEO: Tar Sands Action Sends “A Powerful Signal Around The Country And Around The World”

Since last Saturday, well over 100 people from all over the country have been arrested in Washington D.C. after standing up against the tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline at the White House. This is what democracy looks like. This is what a movement looks like. Check out this video, featuring Bill McKibben, Gus [...]

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Research shows that carbon offsets aren’t working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stall global warming. That’s why RAN has founded the Climate Action Fund. In theory, a carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. Rather than [...]

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Score: Three to Zip in Bad Day for Dirty Energy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Score: Three to Zip in Bad Day for Dirty Energy

Amidst a horrific week of news about Japan, there was some truly good news yesterday in the fight to keep dirty coal and oil out of our air, water and atmosphere. Ambre Energy was foiled in its effort to open a coal export terminal on the coast of the Pacific Northwest; TransCanada was delayed in [...]

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Big Oil Lies About Tar Sands Pipeline

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Big Oil Lies About Tar Sands Pipeline

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is making false claims about a massive new oil pipeline through the Midwest that contradict the Industry’s own research. In a conference call last week reported today by Politico, API previewed a national advertising campaign supporting the TransCanada KeystoneXL oil pipeline set to launch in January. Critics including Senator Mike [...]

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Alberta Legislature Gets Eyeful On Tar Sands

Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Today I joined allies from Sierra Club Prairie and Greenpeace to transform the steps of the Provincial legislature in an attempt to give Albertans an idea of the amount of tailings, French tar sands giant Total, will create in Alberta if Total’s new mine site is approved. We woke up bright and early to set-up [...]

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James Cameron Goes To Tar Sands As Tar Sands Come To US

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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James Cameron, “the most powerful man in Hollywood,” is in Alberta. Canadian TV cut into regular broadcasts this morning to show footage of him climbing into a helicopter for an areal tour of the tar sands. He’s touring with industry reps this morning, then will visit with Indigenous leaders later this afternoon in Ft. Chipewyan. [...]

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Taking Steps to Heal the Tar Sands

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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This past weekend was a big step for the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta.  On Saturday August 14th, 2010 I joined local Indigenous community members along with supporters from across the country in the Tar Sands Healing Walk. We walked through the tar sands development zones calling for the healing of land and water.  This [...]

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Canadian Oil Boosters Freak Out, Challenge RAN to Duel

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Fearful that the union of environmental activists and cosmetics purveyors spells doom for the tar sands, Canada’s biggest oil boosters totally freaked out about our campaign with LUSH Cosmetics this week. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) were the first to freak out.  A hurried press release boldly asserted that “It’s technology – not [...]

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