UPDATE: Sen. Reid Says Keystone XL Legislation is Dead on Arrival

News — the tar sands action team December 9, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

After Tar Sands Action supporters sent 4500 messages to their Senators in under 24 hours, Sen. Harry Reid has just announced that legislation to force approval of Keystone XL will be dead on arrival in the Senate:

Here is Reid’s …

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Tar Sands Action Movement Continues in Atlanta

News — the tar sands action team December 7, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

This post was written by Brandon Sutton, who hosted a Movement Strategy Session in Atlanta, GA

On Wednesday November 30, a group of 14 engaged environmental champions gathered in Atlanta to discuss the future of the Tar Sands Action movement …

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Tomorrow: Top Tar Sands Lobbyist Visits the White House

News — the tar sands action team December 6, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

Tomorrow one of the top lobbyists for the the Keystone XL oil pipeline will be meeting President Barack Obama in the White House.

This particular lobbyist gets special access for one reason only: because he also happens to be the

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US Tribal Leaders Present President Obama with Mother Earth Accord Opposing Keystone XL

News — the tar sands action team @ 2:55 pm

Rosebud Sioux Nation President Rodney Bordeaux

US and Canadian Indigenous Peoples United To Stop Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Monday, December 5, 2011

Washington DC-A delegation of US Tribal leaders gathered together in Washington DC, during the third annual

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Strategy Session Debrief Notes

News — the tar sands action team @ 12:45 pm

Last night hundreds of us joined a national conference call to debrief what was discussed in our movement strategy sessions last week. We couldn’t get a recording of the call, but we did take notes. Here’s what was discussed:

Thanks

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Tonight! Movement Strategy Sessions Debrief

News — the tar sands action team December 5, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

Friends –

We tried something new this past week.

For the first time ever, we had a nationwide brainstorm — a collaborative “movement strategy session” to chart the path ahead. Thousands of people have contributed ideas, either online or in …

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Getting back in gear – Big oil fights back with back room deals to pass Keystone XL

News — the tar sands action team @ 4:51 pm

Dear Gang,

Well, our temporary delay of the Keystone Pipeline may be even more temporary than we’d hoped.

In the last few days a team of industry-funded Senators and Congressmen have introduced bills designed to force almost immediate approval of …

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Movement Strategy Session Debrief Call: Tonight!

News — the tar sands action team @ 2:33 pm

Tonight we’ll be meeting back up to debrief what was discussed during the movement strategy sessions last week. Here is information about the call:

What: Climate Movement Strategy Sessions Debrief Call
When: Monday December 5th, 9 PM Eastern …

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BC First Nations Unite to Declare Province-Wide Opposition to Crude Oil Pipeline and Tanker Expansion

News — the tar sands action team @ 2:01 pm

VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Dec 01, 2011 — First Nations, whose unceded territory encompasses the entire coastline of British Columbia, have formed a united front, banning all exports of tar sands crude oil through their territories, and effectively …

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Indigenous Leaders Will Hand Obama Emergency Mother Earth Accord, Say Face To Face No Keystone XL

News — the tar sands action team November 30, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

2011-11-30-ShutDowntheTarSands.jpgPhoto credit: Shadia Fayne Wood
In the ongoing fight to keep tarsands oil in the ground, no group has been more vocal, more consistent, and more effective than native and indigenous groups on both sides of the border.

When I …

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