"It was an act of conscience because of the pivotal importance of Keystone XL to the Canadian economy and to the environment," said CEP President Dave Coles.
Dozens of protesters objecting to the federal government’s enthusiastic support for Alberta’s Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline running from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico were arrested Monday.
David J. Climenhaga
After a spell of silence in the wake of Japan's typhoon-tsunami-meltdown catastrophe, nuclear power advocates are at it again in Alberta.
Sep 26, 2011
Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill Ottawa , ON
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Join a historic action to oppose the tar sands. In a large peaceful protest, many will be risking arrest to tell the Harper government that we don’t support his reckless agenda.
We could be living in a smart market economy. And then there's the dumb market economy we're living in instead ... increasingly, courtesy of the Harper government. Exhibit A: the Keystone XL pipeline.
Join us in a historic moment in the struggle to end the destruction caused by the tar sands, next week in Ottawa!
Brigette DePape and Adam Thomas of the Yinka Dene Alliance speak about the historic protests at the White House to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline. Shut down the tar sands!
The Harper government's Big Idea for the future of the economy is that Canada should become an "energy superpower." What will make it so is the gargantuan development of the Alberta tar sands.
More than 2,100 people say they'll risk arrest opposing the Keystone XL pipeline project, designed to carry heavy crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Tar Sands Action
'I can't think of a more important place to be,' said Kidder. 'President Obama has the chance here to do the right thing and stop this pipeline. I'm here to help make sure he does it.'