Tar Sands

Jon Queally, staff writer
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at the Prairie Hill Pavilion January 27, 2020 in Marion, Iowa. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
"We'll need just this kind of climate ambition to make way for a livable planet in the next four years."
Julia Conley, staff writer
"Our courts have shown time and time again that the law matters."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
"We need billions of public dollars invested directly in vulnerable communities dying from COVID-19, not spent propping up massive oil companies and unneeded projects that would trample Indigenous rights and exacerbate the climate crisis," said Oil Change International's Collin Rees. (Photo: Elvert Barnes/Flickr/cc)
"We need billions of public dollars invested directly in vulnerable communities...


This summer, after five years of steadfastly maintaining an encampment built to resist scores of proposed oil and gas pipelines through traditional unceded territory, a group of indigenous Unist’ot’en have faced mounting police and industry challenges to their occupation, from drones to helicopters to surveyors seeking access. In the latest, Chevron officials showed up seeking entry. In return, they presented an "offering" - of bottled water and tobacco. Really.