Posts Tagged ‘ tar sands ’

A Keystone XL activist gets his day in court

Oct 28th, 2014 | By

Even though Johnson wasn’t allowed to mention climate change, the jury still went easy on him. There was no jail time, though the judge doubled the fines recommended by the prosecutor and levied the maximum for each count: $500 for obstructing a public official, and $500 for continuing to talk to some supporters after the

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Picket Tar Sands Financier TD Bank Saturdays

Sep 14th, 2013 | By

Roughly every other Saturday there is picketing at TD Bank locations around CT in protest of their investments in the Keystone XL pipeline.

Tar Sands Activists’ Lives on the Line: Back in the Trees to Block Keystone XL

Jan 4th, 2013 | By

Activists from the group Tars Sands Blockade have once again put themselves in harm’s way to prevent land clearing for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline across Texas. The move comes in solidarity with the recent protests of the Idle No More First Nations movement currently building momentum across the globe. Fresh off the

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Connecticut Tells Chase: No Pipeline, No Foreclosures: Connecticut Joins with Tar Sands Blockade

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

Today, Capitalism vs. the Climate dropped a banner visible from the I-95 highway and rallied in Bridgeport protesting Chase’s policies endangering communities and the climate.

The events are part of a week of solidarity actions by more than 25 communities across the world to demonstrate an urgent need to address the climate crisis.

Obama Administration OKs Portion of TransCanada’s Tar Sands Pipeline

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

Company received permit from Army Corps of Engineers to begin building southern portion of its Keystone XL pipeline The Obama administration gave TransCanada the OK to build the southern portion of its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on Tuesday. The company still needs two other permits to build the other portions of the Keystone XL,

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Obama supports TransCanada’s bid to push ahead with part of oil pipeline |

Feb 28th, 2012 | By

Barack Obama helped put the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline back on track on Monday, endorsing construction on a key southern portion of the controversial project. The White House support for construction of a southern portion of the pipeline, running from Cushing, Oklahoma to Port Arthur, Texas, essentially unravels its rejection of the entire project

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Connecticut Grassroots Group Forms to Oppose Controversial Tar Sands Pipeline

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

350 Connecticut, a statewide grassroots climate action organization, has announced that it has formed a sub-group to oppose the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The new Connecticut Tar Sands Working Group intends to get the members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation, as well as Gov. Dannel Malloy, to put pressure on President Obama to reject the project.

“We are ready to work tirelessly to do our part to stop this catastrophe,” said Westbrook resident Colin Bennett, one of the leaders of the Connecticut Tar Sands Working Group.

McMahon Is Wrong About Keystone Pipeline | OPED CT News Junkie

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

Recently Linda McMahon declared that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is in the national interest and described it as a “gift horse”. She is wrong. It is neither. A more accurate description of the project would be a “poison pill” or a “dirty needle used to feed our oil addiction.” The jobs figures Ms.

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Promotion of Canada’s tar sands oil is idiotic | Bill McKibben via

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

The tar sands of northern Alberta are the second-largest pool of carbon on earth, second only to Saudi Arabia. It’s burning Saudi Arabia, more than any other single thing, that has raised the temperature of the planet by a degree so far. But when oil was discovered in the Middle East, we knew nothing about

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Standing shoulder to shoulder, changing history | Bill McKibben,, via

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

There are days along any journey that stick with you, and today was one of them. Under blue Indian Summer skies, more than 12,000 people from every corner of the country descended on Washington DC ; then, with great precision, they fanned out to surround the White House and take a stand against the Keystone

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Bill McKibben in jail — and how you can help.

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By

Dear friends, We thought you should know that as of today over 150 people, including Bill McKibben, have been arrested at the White House. Bill is still in jail as I type this — but here in DC spirits are high and resolve is strengthening with each passing hour. For the past three days, large groups

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BREAKING: Climate hero imprisoned — and how we respond |

Jul 26th, 2011 | By

Just a few hours ago, Tim DeChristopher was sentenced in federal court in Utah to 24 months in prison for his creative act of civil disobedience protesting new gas and oil leases. The sentence is outrageous — the government charged him with financial fraud, as if he’d done what he did to make a buck, not a point.

A Climate-Killing Oil Pipeline May Make North America the New Middle East

Jul 15th, 2011 | By

There is a new website,, and judging from the early response, it could result in the largest civil disobedience actions in the climate-change movement’s history on this continent, as hundreds, possibly thousands, of concerned activists converge on the White House in August. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

Environmental Groups Urge Hillary Clinton Oppose Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Jun 13th, 2011 | By

A letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opposing the Keystone XL “tar sands” pipeline is signed by 40 environmental organizations. They urge Clinton to deny the Presidential Permit “because this project is not in our national interest.” “Indeed,” the letter reads, “it is a major step in the wrong direction for our energy future, and long-term economic and environmental well-being.”

North Dakota Spill Shuts Down Tar Sands Pipeline

May 9th, 2011 | By

A TransCanada pipeline that carries tar sands oil into the U.S. from Canada had to be shut down for inspection Saturday after spilling about 21,000 gallons of tar sands oil in southeastern North Dakota, according to news reports.