The deep darkness of a cloudy desert night in Canyon Country provided a dramatic backdrop on Tuesday when activists from Occupy Moab, Before it Starts and the Moab Light Brigade set up letters spelling NO TAR SANDS on the Colorado River bridge. From the river’s edge, it was as if there were two signs; the blue letters were silently reflected on the surface of the gently rippling water.
Every night around 8 pm, the serenity of the place is interrupted as a jetboat, accompanied by a slow-moving spotlight truck on the river road, passes under the bridge. Tourists had a chance to see something that wasn’t normally part of the tour.
Me: “Do you think [U.S. Oil Sands] is actually going to start mining tar sands?”
Max: “No. Ne’re gonna beat em!”