Tar Sands Action

Tar Sands Action is a program of Peaceful Uprising, which is a project of International Humanities Center a 501(c)(3) charitable trust.

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Monday, March 11, 2013
Over 100 Youth Risk Arrest, Escalating Fight Against Keystone XL Pipeline
On Monday morning, over 100 students and community members marched into TransCanada’s Westborough office and held a funeral mourning the loss of their future at the hands of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would transport the tar sands that climate scientists say will lock us into irreversible global warming. More than 25 protesters were arrested for refusing to leave the office in an act of civil disobedience.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
48 Environmental, Civil Rights, and Community Leaders Engage in Historic Act of Civil Disobedience to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline
This morning, 48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders from across the country joined together for a historic display of civil disobedience at the White House where they demanded that President Obama deny the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and address the climate crisis. Among the notable leaders involved in the civil disobedience were Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club; Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org; Julian Bond, former president of the NAACP; Danny Kennedy, CEO of Sungevity, and Daryl Hannah, American actress.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Response to News of Keystone XL Reroute
In response to the news that the Obama Administration will be requesting a 12-18 month review for the Keystone XL pipeline, effectively killing the project according to most analysts, Tar Sands Action had the following reactions: From activist Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org who spearheaded protests against the pipeline:
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Tar Sands Action Response to Pres. Obama’s Comments on Keystone XL
President Obama took full ownership of the ultimate decision on the Keystone XL pipeline [yesterday] in an interview with a Nebraska television station. Links to the president’s comments are below. Author Bill McKibben, who is spearheading protests against the Keystone XL pipeline with the group Tar Sands Action, had the following reaction to the President’s announcement:
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
New Obama Hire, Broderick Johnson, Was Keystone XL Lobbyist
Campaigners protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline reacted with anger today to the news that the Obama campaign had hired a former lobbyist for the pipeline as a new senior advisor to the president’s 2012 re-election campaign.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Actress Daryl Hannah and Estimated 100 Citizens to Risk Arrest At White House Oil Pipeline Protest on Tuesday
More than 100 committed citizens, including actress Daryl Hannah, are expecting arrest on Tuesday when they join the largest civil disobedience on climate change in US history. At issue is the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, now the top environmental decision on President Obama’s desk before the 2012 election. VISUALS: More than 100 people arrested in front of the White House carrying colorful signs and banners. Many will be wearing their Obama ’08 buttons. Where: Lafayette Park, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue When: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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Monday, August 29, 2011
NASA’s Lead Climate Scientist, Daryl Hannah, and Religious Leaders To “Draw Line in the Sand” at White House Oil Pipeline Protest on Monday
More than 60 religious leaders, NASA’s lead climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, and actress Daryl Hannah are expecting arrest on Monday when they join the largest civil disobedience on climate change in US history. At issue is the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, now the top environmental decision on President Obama’s desk before the 2012 election.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Nation’s Largest Environmental Organizations Stand Together To Oppose Oil Pipeline
The heads of the nation’s largest environmental organizations—often at odds on the best strategy for combating climate change—released a letter today calling on President Obama to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would span from the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. (1)
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Actors Margot Kidder and Tantoo Cardinal among at 60 Arrested White House Pipeline Protest
The iconic Canadian actors Margot Kidder and Tantoo Cardinal were arrested this morning at 11:30 AM in Washington, DC as part of an ongoing sit-in at the White House to pressure President Obama to deny the permit for a massive new tar sands oil pipeline.
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