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07 november 2011

12000 mensen omsingelen Witte Huis: geen pijplijn voor teerzandolie!

Photo credit: Shadia Fayne Wood, Flickr Tarsandsaction

Updates na 11 november:

Britain’s Promotion of Canada’s Tar Sands Oil Is Idiotic

Door Bill McKibben, The Guardian / Climate Progress, 19 november 2011 

We won. You won.
Door Bill McKibben, Tar Sands Action, 10 november 2011

Not completely. [...] But a few minutes ago the president sent the pipeline back to the State Department for a thorough re-review, which most analysts are saying will effectively kill the project.

Stunning Triumph for 99%

Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 10 november 2011

[einde updates]


Photo Credit: Christine Irvine, Flickr Tarsandsaction

Door Josh Dorner, Think Progress, 6 november 2011

Today, more than 12,000 people from across the United States and Canada
gathered at the White House to call on President Obama to stop the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

After a rally in Lafayette Square addressed by elected officials, youth climate activists, environmental leaders, climate scientist James Hansen, religious leaders, Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams, Naomi Klein, and local opponents of the pipeline from South Dakota, Texas, and Nebraska, the boisterous crowd formed a human chain that completely encircled the White House. The protest, organized by Tar Sands Action, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, 350.org, and others, appeared to exceed turnout expectations, with the human chain running several people deep in most areas. President Obama acknowledged last week that he will make the final decision on the controversial pipeline — a decision expected before year’s end.

Zie ook (deels later toegevoegd): 

Why Scientists Are in Alarm Mode Over the Keystone XL Pipeline
Door Laray Polk, Alternet, 18 oktober 2012

"Environmental science gets politicized because it has economic implications," says a leading scientist. 

The Dilbit Disaster: Inside The Biggest Oil Spill You've Never Heard Of
Door Elizabeth McGowan en Lisa Song, InsideClimate News, 26 juni 2012

[...] lives [...] [have] been turned upside down by the first major spill of Canadian diluted bitumen in a U.S. river. Diluted bitumen is the same type of oil that could someday be carried by the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline. If that project is approved, the section that runs through Nebraska will cross the Ogallala aquifer, which supplies drinking water for eight states as well as 30 percent of the nation's irrigation water

Major Oil Spills In Alberta Prompt Questions And Concerns About Keystone XL Pipeline
Door Matt Kasper, Cliamte Progress, 22 juni 2012

Tar Sands Action
Flickr 'Stop the Tar Sands' Photo Stream

Thousands Circle White House to Protest Keystone XL: Will They Abandon Obama if Pipeline is Approved?
Door Jessica Goad en Stephen Lacey, ThinkProgress / Alternet, 7 november 2011

The Keystone XL pipeline has become a rallying cry for a broad spectrum of environmental interests — climate, land protection, clean water, and environmental justice.

The Apocalyptic Landscapes of Alberta’s Oil Sands
Door Brandon Keim, Wired, 7 november 2011

Oil Sands Truth
Tar Sands photo albums by project

En m'n blognotities:
EU verdoezelt rapport over teerzand
Olie uit teerzand: natuurverwoesting
Schandaal: Shell dumpt windenergie
Shell aast op olieboringen in maagdelijk Noordpoolgebied
Wikileaks: pionnen Shell op alle niveaus politiek Nigeria

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