BLM: “This resource is not, at present, a proven commercially viable energy source, and the BLM would like to obtain more information about environmental consequences associated with its development prior to committing to broad-scale commercial development.”
Today, activists from Grand County, Utah dropped a banner from a large boulder along the route of a popular annual half-marathon that read: “TAR SANDS ARE COMING / UNLESS WE STOP IT / BEFORE IT STARTS.ORG.”
From Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21, people from diverse communities and backgrounds gathered in Moab, Utah, to organize a grassroots resistance to planned tar sands and oil shale mining operations and a proposed nuclear power plant within the upper Colorado river watershed.
**UPDATE: as of July 8, HUNDREDS of people from 38 states (and counting) have answered the call for solidarity. Can you help us make it 50?** Army Corps: No Rubber Stamps for Tar Sands! This summer, a company called Arrakis plans to mine for tar sands in Logan County Kentucky. They are waiting for the [...]
In partnership with Green Action for Health and Environmental Justice, we’ll be training Southeastern Utahns, downstream Colorado River tribes, and other downstream users (AZ, NV, CA, & Mexico) for non-violent direct action, civil disobedience, and creative communication. Issue focus on local tar sands, oil shale, the proposed Green River Nuclear Power plant, and indigenous fights downstream.
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“Invest in our dirty fuels!” – U.S. Oil Sands, Inc. “Divest in dirty fuels!” – President Barack Obama “D’oh.” – U.S. Oil Sands, Inc. President Barack Obama gave an historic speech on climate today, and at one point encouraged people all over the world to invest in clean, renewable technologies–and to divest in dirty energy [...]
Front Line and Downstream Communities Call for Protection of Colorado River, Vow to Stop Canadian Company’s Bid For Tar Sands Extraction
Calgary, Alberta~ An unprecedented coalition of Utahns delivered a powerful message to US Oil Sands, Inc. today as investors gathered for an annual and special meeting of shareholders at the Calgary Petroleum Club: “US Oil Sands: We Will Stop You…Before it Starts.” Investors received a group photo from the alliance, with the picturesque backdrop of Arches National Park and the Tavaputs Plateau, and a promise protect their community.
by The Roadshow Crew The air is thin up here at 8,000 feet. I’m sitting near the site of the first tar sands mine in the country, P.R. Springs. The sun’s strength diminishes as it approaches the western horizon–snow capped mountains behind layer after layer of high desert ridges. Somewhere in those folds, the Green River [...]
Tar sands strip mines are about to tear into the Book Cliffs of eastern Utah unless a grassroots movement can stop them before it starts. And we’re building that movement right now. The Utah Tar Sands Roadshow is an educational presentation and listening project about the imminent threat posed by tar sands and oil shale [...]
We talk about stopping US extraction of oil shale and tar sands before it starts–well, we also need to remember an old backbacker saying: “It’s always later than you think.”
About | Day One! The Roadshow kicked off with a trip down south to the Cedar City Idle No More Rally. We shared our story of building resistance to the Utah tar sands and heard stories from other struggles in the region. Big shout out the the brave Navajo folks fighting for their sacred lands [...]