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Blockade of Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline in Burnaby BC

Last week, Kinder Morgan pipeline company began clearing brush to drill boreholes for a new pipeline from the tar sands to their marine tanker terminal east of Vancouver. Local residents and allies took over the borehole sites and set up camps in a small wilderness park next to Simon Fraser University. This week, KM served … Continue reading Blockade of Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline in Burnaby BC

Blockading pipelines works, revisited

We posted back in June that pipeline blockades, limiting overall pipeline capacity, have a real effect in driving up costs and causing potential tar sands projects to be suspended or canceled. We got more evidence this past week that blockading pipelines works: Statoil Just Shelved Its Multi-Billion-Dollar Tar Sands Project. While the article focuses on … Continue reading Blockading pipelines works, revisited

Will Falk series on Unis’tot’en Camp

DGR member Will Falk has been writing a regular series on his experiences at the Unis’tot’en Camp blockade of proposed pipeline construction. We’ve highlighted some of them here already, but thought it would be useful to link to the whole series of thoughtful essays on what it takes to build a true culture of resistance, … Continue reading Will Falk series on Unis’tot’en Camp

Bomb Train Protest In Pilsen

On Thursday July 10th, there was a protest against the fact that trains carrying Bakkan tar sands “oil” are finding their way through the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. This protest was organized by Debra Michaud of Tar Sands Free Midwest. The protesters were there because of their concern that an explosive train derailment could devastate the the Pilsen … Continue reading Bomb Train Protest In Pilsen

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

Support the 2014 Unis’tot’en Action Camp

The indigenous Wet’suwet’en are holding the fifth annual Unis’tot’en Action Camp to blockade the construction of the Canadian Northern Gateway pipelines, a cluster of pipelines meant to carry tar sands crude and natural gas from fracking operations. This blockade is a strategic way to fight against these extremely dangerous and destructive projects. The Unis’tot’en territory … Continue reading Support the 2014 Unis’tot’en Action Camp

“Utah’s Carbon Bomb”: State Plots Massive Tar Sands & Oil Shale Projects Despite Climate Concerns

    While the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline and the Alberta tar sands has galvanized the environmental movement, far less attention has been paid to a related story here in the West. The state of Utah has begun making preparations for its own major tar sands and oil shale extraction projects. According to … Continue reading “Utah’s Carbon Bomb”: State Plots Massive Tar Sands & Oil Shale Projects Despite Climate Concerns

Oct. 25-27: Stop Enefit! No Oil Shale Campout | Utah Tar Sands Resistance

Oct. 25-27: Stop Enefit! No Oil Shale Campout | Utah Tar Sands Resistance.   From UTSR:   ” We with the Utah Tar Sands Resistance aren’t all about tar sands, you know. Eastern Utah has become a sacrifice zone for the Western United States in terms of destructive, toxic fuel extraction, and we’re standing up … Continue reading Oct. 25-27: Stop Enefit! No Oil Shale Campout | Utah Tar Sands Resistance

Action Camp Shuts Down Site of First U.S. Tar Sands Mine

Bookcliffs Range, Utah – Dozens of individuals peacefully disrupted road construction and stopped operations on Monday at the site of a proposed tar sands mine in the Bookcliffs range of southeastern Utah. Earlier this morning, Utahns joined members of indigenous tribes from the Four Corners region and allies from across the country for a water ceremony … Continue reading Action Camp Shuts Down Site of First U.S. Tar Sands Mine

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, … Continue reading Activists shut down first US tar sands mine project