Tough Times For Tar Sands

Huffington Post2011-11-08:                      Sunday’s stunning “hands around the White House” demonstration by 12,000 citizens in opposition to the Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline was the culmination of what’s been a brutal three months for the tar sands cartel — the Koch brothers, Shell, Valero, and TransCanada — which thought it could slip the pipeline through without serious scrutiny or opposition in the wake of the economic crisis. First, the Keystone proposal became the focus of the most significant climate civil disobedience in the U.S. to date, with over 1,000 demonstrators going to jail to alert the president to the risk. Then it became…                     more »

Oil sands Pictures, Alberta, Canada

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Looking more like Mordor than planet earth – Canadian tar sands mines / Photo: WWF
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~ by narhvalur on November 8, 2011.

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