Posts Tagged with "Tar Sands Blockade"

Resisting Exxon and Peabody’s Dark Age

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Resisting Exxon and Peabody’s Dark Age

Forget the reign of Tywin Lannister and his bloodthirsty brood of children, grandchildren and henchmen raping and pillaging their way through the fantastical land of Westeros while hapless Starks are beheaded and scattered to the winds. Our own world’s fate is similarly imperiled by the fossil fuel empire’s own game of thrones, power and profit [...]

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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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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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“I Ain’t Collateral Damage. I Am Somebody”

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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“I Ain’t Collateral Damage. I Am Somebody”

This past weekend I went to West Virginia to say goodbye to my friend Larry Gibson. He passed away on September 9th on his home on Kayford Mountain, West Virginia. Hundreds turned out to Charleston’s civic arena to pay homage to this simple man who decided, 25 years ago, to take a stand against one of [...]

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Over 50 Enter Tar Sands Tree Blockade in Defiance of Police

Monday, October 15, 2012

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Over 50 Enter Tar Sands Tree Blockade in Defiance of Police

The fight against the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t going anywhere. This morning, in defiance of police and TransCanada’s lawsuits, over 50 people marched onto the easement to resupply the tree blockade with fresh food and water. Follow tarsandsblockade.org for updates. Here’s the press release: Over 50 Enter Tar Sands Blockade Tree Village in Defiance of [...]

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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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TransCanada Ordered Texas Police To Use Brutal Tactics Against Peaceful Protesters

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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TransCanada Ordered Texas Police To Use Brutal Tactics Against Peaceful Protesters

Yesterday, we learned that Texas police applied sustained chokeholds, violent arm-twisting, pepper spray, and multiple uses of tasers to move two peaceful protesters—all at the behest of TransCanada employees. On Monday, eight brave people climbed trees on private land in Texas to block construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline and protect [...]

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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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