Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI-CATS)

The Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS) seeks to unite the people of Michigan towards a common goal of stopping all transportation and refining of tar sands oil in the state and advocating against the production/transportation of tar sands everywhere.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Monday, August 25, 2014
Protestors Lock Themselves to Pipeline Trucks
At about 7:30am this morning, two men locked their necks with bicycle U-locks to a pipeline construction truck, immobilizing it, as it was exiting a Precision pipeline storage yard at 3565 East Lakeville Road. This action has resulted in a back-up of trucks that have been blocked from exiting the...
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Newswire article
Friday, January 31, 2014
3 Activists Facing 2-3 Years Awaiting Verdict Now
The trial of activists with Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS) that began on Monday January 27th enters it’s second day of deliberation for the 3 MI CATS, who took non-violent direct action in Stockbridge, Michigan last July.
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Newswire article
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands Exposes Enbridge Chemical Cover Up
After activist and Kalamazoo resident Chris Wahmhoff's felony pretrial, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI-CATS) will hold a press conference to raise awareness about chemical oil dispersants found in the Kalamazoo River. Earlier this year Chris protested Enbridge Energy by skateboarding into their pipeline and stopping construction. He was charged with resisting and obstructing an officer and faces 2 years in prison.
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Newswire article
Monday, September 16, 2013
MICATS Aerial Blockade on Enbridge Pipe Easement
This morning the Michiana Coalition Against Tar Sands (MICATS) set up a blockade of Enbridge Inc.’s expansion of tar sands pipeline 6b. This pipe- the same that ruptured in 2010 causing the largest and costliest inland oil spill in history- is currently under construction to increase the flow of tar sands from 240,000 barrels per day to 500,000 barrels per day.
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