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PR SPRINGS, UTAH—Land defenders have established a permanent protest vigil inside the boundaries of a planned tar sands strip mine in the Book Cliffs of Utah. The Canadian company behind the controversial plan intended to begin construction of the mine this summer, but people have vowed to stop it.

U.S. Oil Sands, of Calgary, Alberta, holds leases on 32,000 acres of land traditionally inhabited by Ute people but now controlled by the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration.

More: http://www.tarsandsresist.org/storm-brewing/

Company Responsible For Costliest Pipeline Spill In U.S. History Plans Huge Pipeline In North Dakota

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the Dept. of Homeland Security is hiring for a new security force in MInnesota and Wisconsin. North Dakota’s easterly neighbors have seen badass actions to stop and defeat planet-destroying infrastructure. Resistance to Enbridge—given their record in nearby Michigan of poisoning thousands of people and destroying many waterways—is likely to be stiff.  

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By cancelling almost all oversight and regulation for pipeline projects, the Federal Government has finally stopped pretending to care what the rest of us think. We can be grateful to them for this honesty, because it, in turn, gives us an opportunity to resist more honestly:


We don’t want safer pipelines or cleaner Tar Sands; we are against the entire economic and political system that makes these projects possible!

"…if only there was an Environmental Assessment?" (via ninjabikeslut)

Kahsatstenhsera gah-sad-sdanh-se-ra is a Kanienkeha:ka (Mohawk) word that means Strength in Unity. This short documentary details contemporary Indigenous resistance to tar sands pipeline expansion, in particular the Line 9 and Energy East pipelines, which threaten the health of our territories in the northeast of Turtle Island. It includes the voices and perspectives of Wolastiqiyik, Mi’kmaq, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee land defenders. 

For more, go to: www.reclaimturtleisland.com

Giant US Tar Sands Project Lurking in the Shadows

Imminent development threatens western US

The massive tar sands Green River Formation, a stretch of land that runs through Utah, Wyoming and Colorado, would be dug up and excavated, and Utah lawmakers “are eager to capitalize” on the imminent oil boom.

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Poison is pouring from hundreds of frack wells into Colorado’s flood. The tank in the picture above is floating. 
Despite these pictures, the industry says all the tanks are sealed and everything is fine.
Oh yeah? 
More pictures and a video of a ruptured gas line causing a geyser in a flooded river, go here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/17/colorado-floodwaters-cove_n_3941958.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Denver
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Poison is pouring from hundreds of frack wells into Colorado’s flood. The tank in the picture above is floating. 

Despite these pictures, the industry says all the tanks are sealed and everything is fine.

Oh yeah? 

More pictures and a video of a ruptured gas line causing a geyser in a flooded river, go here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/17/colorado-floodwaters-cove_n_3941958.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Denver

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