Rep. Keith Ellison to Attend Tar Sands Resistance March

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Mark Westlund, mark.westlund@sierraclub.org, 415-977-5719

Rep. Keith Ellison to Attend Tar Sands Resistance March

WASHINGTON - Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) announced Friday that he will be attending the Tar Sands Resistance March in St. Paul on June 6th.

The event, which is expected to attract thousands of activists for the largest anti-tar sands event ever to take place in the Midwest, is part of a growing, region-wide movement to block the expansion of dirty fossil fuel infrastructure in the region.

The event will call attention to the serious threats posed by dirty tar sands projects like the Alberta Clipper pipeline expansion, which threaten our climate and put land, water, and health at risk in America’s heartland. Joined by Rep. Ellison as well as leaders from the environmental, Indigenous, faith, and social justice communities, marchers will call on decision makers at the local, state, and national levels to oppose tar sands expansion and take action on climate.

Rep. Ellison tweeted, “I'm excited to march on June 6th in St. Paul to fight for clean water, clean energy, & a safe climate.”

More information about the march is available at http://tarsandsresistance.org/.

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