Posts Tagged with "Keystone XL pipeline"

Two Big Announcemements on the KXL Pledge of Resistance

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Two Big Announcemements on the KXL Pledge of Resistance

Over the last two months, Rainforest Action Network has been working with CREDO and The Other 98% to lay the groundwork to prepare for the Pledge of Resistance. The Pledge is a commitment made by more than 60,000 people to engage in civil disobedience and risk arrest if President Obama’s administration issues a draft approval [...]

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You’ve Got A Facebook Request From Mark Zuckerberg: Support Keystone XL!

Friday, April 26, 2013

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You’ve Got A Facebook Request From Mark Zuckerberg: Support Keystone XL!

How many of us are going to “LIKE” this bit of information? Today, Think Progress outed Mark Zuckerberg’s new political group as a shill for the fossil fuel industry. The Facebook mogul, along with the founders of Dropbox, LinkedIn and Microsoft (that would be Bill Gates) founded a new political group called FWD.US that has [...]

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Dear Exxon, We’re Sick of Your Spin Machine. With No Love, America.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Is anyone else paying attention to the tweets that Exxon-Mobil have posted following the aftermath of the Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill? Frustratingly—and not surprisingly—Exxon has issued a hollow apology “for the inconvenience” to the town of Mayflower for spilling over 80,000 gallons of oil that cascaded through the streets of this small town last Friday: [...]

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Pledging to Resist the Keystone XL Madness

Monday, March 18, 2013

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Pledging to Resist the Keystone XL Madness

In the smart new F/X drama “The Americans” about Elizabeth and Phillip, a pair of lovable Soviet sleeper agents living in the DC suburbs during the Reagan-era 1980s, a top Soviet spy tells Elizabeth “the American people have elected a madman as their president. He makes no secret of his desire to destroy us.” The [...]

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Texas Oil Spill Hits Home for Tar Sands Activists

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Texas Oil Spill Hits Home for Tar Sands Activists

Does the Tar Sands Blockade (TSB) have a crystal ball we didn’t know about? Yesterday in Tyler County, TX, a pipeline operated by Sunoco Logistics sprung a leak and spilled 20,000 gallons (or 550 barrels) of oil into local East Texas waterways. Deep East Texas is known for its creeks and lakes, freshwater eco-systems and aquifers [...]

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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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An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade

Friday, October 5, 2012

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An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade

Rainforest Action Network is excited to have led this call to support the Tar Sands Blockade. Not only is stopping the expansion of fossil fuels infrastructure of the utmost priority, but the harsh repression of environmental activists from both TransCanada and law enforcement needs to be called out again and again. We stand with the Tar [...]

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Eight Climate Activists Climb Trees And Start Indefinite Tree Sit to Stop Keystone XL

Monday, September 24, 2012

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Eight Climate Activists Climb Trees And Start Indefinite Tree Sit to Stop Keystone XL

Originally posted by the Tar Sands Blockade Eight people climbed 80 feet into trees in the path of Keystone XL construction and pledged not to come down until the pipeline is stopped for good. Construction cannot proceed until tree-sitters descend and TransCanada clear-cuts through hundreds of trees to make way for the toxic tar sands [...]

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BREAKING: Three Blockaders Lock Themselves to Keystone XL Machinery

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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BREAKING: Three Blockaders Lock Themselves to Keystone XL Machinery

More action in Texas as three blockaders lock themselves to Keystone XL machinery. Three landowner advocates have locked themselves to a massive wood chipper and a skidder, both used in clear cutting trees in the path of the toxic pipeline. Tar Sands Blockade has again delayed construction on a segment of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar [...]

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Tar Sands Blockade Stops Work at Keystone XL Site Near Saltillo, TX

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Tar Sands Blockade Stops Work at Keystone XL Site Near Saltillo, TX

And the the Tar Sands Blockade strikes again! Three Tar Sands Blockaders (with two support folks) have locked down onto construction equipment near Saltillo, TX. The blockaders have been locked down for several hours now, the work site is closed, and TransCanada has sent 20 workers home. Now we’re hearing reports that police have left [...]

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