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Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands exposes Enbridge chemical cover up

By Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI-CATS) BATTLE CREEK, Noon, on December 13th: After activist and Kalamazoo resident Chris Wahmhoff’s felony pretrial, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI-CATS) will hold a press conference to raise awareness about chemical oil dispersants found in the Kalamazoo River. Earlier this year Chris protested Enbridge Energy by skateboarding into […]

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Blockade halts megaload at Port of Umatilla

By Alexander Reid Ross This article originally appeared on Counterpunch and is republished here with permission from the publisher. On Sunday night, fifty activists with Rising Tide and members of the Umatilla and Warm Springs tribes held together through the cold to stop a megaload from embarking on its treacherous path. It would prove to […]

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Activists shut down first US tar sands mine project

By Christopher Smart / The Salt Lake Tribune Several environmental groups protesting tar sands development in the Book Cliffs region of southeast Utah stopped work Monday on a road that will serve a strip mine to be operated by Calgary-based U.S. Oil Sands. Celia Alario, a spokeswoman for Canyon Country Rising Tide and Peaceful Uprising, […]

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Under pressure, B.C. government rejects Northern Gateway pipeline proposal

By Jonathan Fowlie, Scott Simpson and Jeff Lee / Vancouver Sun The B.C. Liberal government has strongly rejected the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, stating in a formal submission to a National Energy Board review panel that the company has not properly addressed the province’s environmental concerns. The province did not outright kill the proposed […]

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Cameron Monson: Stop the Utah Tar Sands

By Cameron Monson / Deep Green Resistance When I first read Andrew Nikiforuk’s book Tar Sands, I was deeply disturbed. The gluttonous use of water and natural gas, the destruction of mature boreal forests, the high rates of rare cancers, the sickening reduction in air quality, the malformations of local fish populations, the loss of […]

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Max Wilbert: Utah – The Next Energy Colony

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin The first Tar Sands mine in the United States is an open wound on the landscape: a three acre pit, the bottom puddled with water and streaked with black tar. Berms of broken earth a hundred feet tall stand on all sides. To the north and […]

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Train derails in Minnesota, spills up to 30,000 gallons of oil

By Agence France-Presse Crews were working Thursday to clean up as much as 30,000 gallons of oil that spilled onto a Minnesota field after a mile-long train derailed. It was not yet clear whether the Canadian Pacific train was transporting regular crude or oil from the Alberta tar sands, but the spill will certainly add […]

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T.R. McKenzie: Are You Willing To Do The Same?

By T.R. McKenzie / Deep Green Resistance Great Plains The following speech was given as part of the Warrior Up Resistance Tour in January 2013. Good evening friends, allies, relatives, I hope and pray that I say something tonight that makes you feel uncomfortable. You cannot live in these times—in the thrashing endgame of industrial […]

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DGR Great Basin demonstrates in solidarity with Tar Sands Blockade

By Deep Green Resistance Great Basin The Great Basin Chapter of Deep Green Resistance participated in a demonstration in solidarity with the ongoing Tar Sands Blockade today in Salt Lake City. The Tar Sands blockade has been obstructing the construction of the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would eventually carry oil from […]

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Utah government gives final approval to first US tar sands project

By Paul Foy / Associated Press Utah gave its final approval Wednesday for the first commercial tar sands project in the U.S., handing a victory to a Canadian company that aims to start producing 2,000 barrels of oil next year in the start of what could grow into a larger operation. The Utah Water Quality Board […]

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