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Time is Short: Hidden Danger of the Keystone Pipeline Celebration

by Clay Cochran / Deep Green Resistance “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.” -Robert Frost President Obama announced Friday morning that he has denied TransCanada’s permit application to build the Keystone XL (KXL) oil … Continue reading Time is Short: Hidden Danger of the Keystone Pipeline Celebration

Blockading pipelines works

The article “Total shelves $11-billion Alberta oil sands mine” contains a clear acknowledgement that blockades like that of the Unis’tot’en Camp preventing construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline, and actions against the Keystone XL matter, by limiting pipeline capacity and driving down the value of tar sands product: Rising costs for labour and materials have … Continue reading Blockading pipelines works

BREAKDOWN: The Time Lag of Irreversible Change

By Joshua Headley / Deep Green Resistance New York If you’ve been a sentient being for the last few months, you’ve probably been watching some of the most curious weather events happening throughout the world. Of particular concern for many scientists has been the Arctic sea ices melt, which dropped to its lowest level on … Continue reading BREAKDOWN: The Time Lag of Irreversible Change

Time is Short: Where Do We Draw the Line? The Keystone XL Pipeline and Beyond

The Keystone XL Pipeline is without question the largest environmental issue we in North America face today. It’s not the largest in the sense that it is the most destructive, or the largest in terms of size. But it has been a definitive struggle for the movement; it has brought together a wide variety of … Continue reading Time is Short: Where Do We Draw the Line? The Keystone XL Pipeline and Beyond

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 … Continue reading DGR Great Basin demonstrates in solidarity with Tar Sands Blockade

More than 50 campaigners swarm tar sands tree-sit to resupply blockaders

By Candice Bernd / TruthOut More than 50 blockaders tried to re-enter the site of what has become a historic standoff Monday, to expand and support the ongoing Tar Sands Blockade tree village in east Texas. Several managed to break through police lines to attempt to re-supply activists who have been occupying trees in the … Continue reading More than 50 campaigners swarm tar sands tree-sit to resupply blockaders

TransCanada congratulate police for employing torture tactics against Tar Sands Blockaders

By Tar Sands Blockade Nine people sitting 80 feet above ground in tree platforms on the path of TransCanada’s Keystone XL construction enter their third day of sustained action to stop the toxic tar sands pipeline. The sitters are undeterred by TransCanada’s role in the torture of their fellow blockaders. Tuesday, Shannon Bebe and Benjamin … Continue reading TransCanada congratulate police for employing torture tactics against Tar Sands Blockaders

Four blockaders lock themselves to truck carrying pipe for Keystone XL project

By Tar Sands Blockade Just minutes ago four landowner advocates and climate justice organizers locked themselves to the underside of a massive truck carrying 36″ pipe intended for Keystone XL construction. The truck is parked, idled at the entrance of the pipeyard, rendering construction activity impossible. Seven blockaders total are onsite risking arrest. Blockaders from … Continue reading Four blockaders lock themselves to truck carrying pipe for Keystone XL project

Tars Sands Blockade working to physically stop Keystone XL pipeline construction

By Will Wooten / Waging Nonviolence One year after more than 1,200 people were arrested in front of the White House during two weeks of sit-ins against the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, a coalition of Texas landowners and activists will attempt to physically halt its construction. Led by veteran climate justice organizers, participants … Continue reading Tars Sands Blockade working to physically stop Keystone XL pipeline construction

Keystone XL pipeline could pollute Ogallala aquifer with 6.5 million gallons of tar sands oil

By Steve Mufson / The Washington Post Jane Kleeb is a savvy activist who, Nebraska’s Republican governor once said, “has a tendency to shoot her mouth off most days.” A Florida native who moved to Nebraska in 2007 after marrying a rancher active in Democratic politics, she did as much as anyone to bring the … Continue reading Keystone XL pipeline could pollute Ogallala aquifer with 6.5 million gallons of tar sands oil