Tar sands

Posted on February 13, 2015

Organizers Float Banners Saying “Don’t Bank on the Tar Sands” Ahead of Global Divestment Day

(Toronto, ON) At 9:30 this morning dozens of people descended on the opening of the Toronto Stock Exchange to highlight the climate and financial risk of fossil fuel investments. They floated banners reading “Don’t Bank on Tar Sands - Divest Fossil Fuels Now” and occupied the TSX front office. The action comes on the eve of Global Divestment Day, an international day of action calling for fossil fuel divestment. There are over 350 actions planned across the globe.

Posted on January 28, 2015

Northern Dene Trappers Alliance To Hold Meeting at Camp in Response to Uranium and Oil Sands Exploration on Dene Nene

A call has gone out all over the land for people to come to the Trapper’s humble Camp 11 km north of LaLoche, Saskatchewan on Hwy #955 for a Big Meeting to share concerns and plan what to do about the rush to explore and develop uranium and oil sands mining projects in Dene Nene. The meeting is scheduled for January 29, 30, and 31, 2015.

Posted on January 02, 2015

Syncrude Mildred Lake Plant"Technological and environmental pressures are reducing long-term oil demand and threatening to turn much of the high-cost oil outside the Middle East into a "stranded asset" similar to the earth's vast unwanted coal reserves.

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Posted on October 30, 2014

We are really excited today to be releasing new analysis (along with the great team at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis) that, for the first time, quantifies the impact our movement is having on the tar sands industry in terms of carbon kept in the ground and in terms of material financial risk public accountability campaigns are driving. See the new report here: http://bit.ly/material-risks 

Posted on October 29, 2014

Tar Sands Producers Face a Growing ‘Constellation of Risks’ as Public Opposition Hits Industry’s Bottom Line; $31 Billion in Lost Revenues to date; Tar Sands Expansion Unlikely to Proceed as Protests Mount   

Posted on September 23, 2014

For the past three months Suncor has been transporting diluted bitumen from the tar sands in northern Alberta to a storage facility at Sorel-Tracy, which is located at the confluence of the Richelieu River and the St. Lawrence River just east of Montreal.

Their plan is to continue to transport oil by rail to this port and to fill 20 to 30 tankers a year that would travel on the St. Lawrence River to export markets.

Posted on July 28, 2014

A new study suggests that naturally occurring upward flow of groundwater in the oilsands region is creating fractures and weaknesses that may explain a series of catastrophic events for the controversial mining industry.

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Posted on July 08, 2014

A new poll released Friday shows the majority of Canadians assume development in the Alberta oilsands has a much larger impact on nation's economy than it actually does.

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Posted on January 23, 2014

Neil Young's support of the Athabaskan Chipewyan's fundraising efforts towards their tarsand court case gained a truckload of press attention last week.  Every national and daily paper reaped the benefits of a hot topic and it ignited a national conversation about energy resources in Canada. I’m grateful for that.

Not just to Neil though. The press seemed to miss that the leaders of the debate are the Athabaskan Chipewyan people and countless other First Nations that are launching court cases to protect our land and drinking water for ALL of us.
Neil was just lending a helping hand.

"Respect existence or expect resistance"

Earlier this week activists converged at PR Springs, site of the first proposed tar sands mine in the United States. They shut down work at the mine, and road construction, for the entire day. Check out the amazing video of the action below, and for more information visit: http://www.peacefuluprising.org/actioncampaction

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