Here is some of the recent coverage of the Tar Sands Action.

Lead-Up to White House Sit-in:

ReutersGreens see red over oil sands pipeline
(also in: MSNBC, WSJ, Ottawa Citizen, Dalls News, CNBC, & 1,900 more results with exact search terms on Google)

Associated PressLabor Groups Differ Over US-Canada Oil Pipeline
(also in: Sacramento Bee, SF Gate, Yahoo, Washington Examiner, Salon, CBS, Oregon Live, The Blaze, & 15,000 other results with exact search terms on Google).

New York Times / ClimateWireProtest Makes Canada-To-U.S. Pipeline Project Newest Front in Climate Clash

New York Times / ClimateWireA Climate Change ‘Bummer Outer’ Comes to Washington

Democracy NowA Debate: Should the U.S. Approve TransCanada’s Massive Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline?

GuardianMassive protest at White House against Alberta tar sands pipeline

CBS NewsEnvironmentalists protest proposed Canada to Texas oil pipeline

The Canadian Press / HuffPoKeystone Pipeline Battle: Mark Ruffalo Speak Out Against Oil Sands

Montreal Gazette
Protesters plan Washington sit-ins over Keystone oilsands pipeline

Vancouver SunAnother Hollywood actor adds name to protest against Keystone XL pipeline

Fox News  – Energy in America: Keystone XL’s Oil Sands Pipeline Up in the Air

Digital JournalTar sands protest begins Saturday at White House

New American MediaNAM Radio: Bill McKibben and the Alaska-to-Texas Oil Pipeline

The TyeeClimate Justice Movement Keys off Civil Rights Crusade

General coverage:

Platts, Until US decides on Keystone XL pipeline, opponents left to fight war of words” (Aug 9, 2011)

New York Times, Debate Intensifies Over Climate Change Aspects of Canada’s Oil Sands Pipeline” (July 25, 2011)

CTV News & Globe and Mail, Environmentalists pin hope on Obama opposition to pipeline project

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke adds his voice to the protest:

Pakistan Today, “Radiohead front man’s serious concerns” (Aug 12, 2011), “Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Urges President Obama to Oppose Tar Sands Pipeline” (Aug 11, 2011), Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Urges President Obama to Oppose Tar Sands Pipeline” (Aug 11, 2011), Radiohead vs. The Tar Sands Oil Pipeline” (Aug 11, 2011)

Actor Mark Ruffalo opposes the Keystone XL pipeline:, Watch: Mark Ruffalo Asks Public to Stand Up Against Keystone XL Pipeline” (Aug 12, 2011), “Mark Ruffalo Speaks Out for Tar Sands Action” (Aug 12, 2011), “Actor Mark Ruffalo calling on people to protest Keystone XL” (Aug 12, 2011)

Top Scientists release letter supporting the Keystone XL protest:

Mother Jones, Scientists to Obama: Keystone XL Pipeline Sucks

Think Progress, “Top climate scientists support civil disobedience against Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

NRDC Switchboard, 20 scientists call on President Obama to block Keystone XL pipeline

Michigan Messenger, Prominent scientists urge Obama to reject Keystone XL

Canadian Business, Oilweek, &,”U.S. Scientists write Obama opposing Keystone XL pipeline

Bill McKibben on the Keystone XL:

Huffington Post, Bring Your Obama Buttons: Momentum Builds for White House Protest

Mother Jones, North America’s Tar Sands: The New Middle East, Why Cleantech Should Join the Fight Against Tar Sands” (w/ L.D. Gussin)

Announcement of Keystone XL Protest:

Politico, Environmentalists, liberal celebrities plan White House protest” (June 23, 2011)

Montreal Gazette, Star power pushing back against controversial Keystone pipeline” (June 23, 2011)

Vancouver Observer, David Suzuki and Bill McKibben urge civil disobedience to stop the Keystone XL pipeline

Treehugger, Environmental Leaders Call for Civil Disobedience to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Commondreams, US Climate Protests Shift to Blocking Keystone XL Pipeline





  1. Tomtom says:

    If not us who? If not now when? Now is the time we are the ones!!!!!

  2. Jskog83 says:

    The Wisconsin State Journal from 8/21 carried a couple paragraph article from the AP titled “Officers arrest 65 in oil protest”. It was on page 3 (Nation and World). I couldn’t find a link to it on their website. Sorry.

  3. EnviroAdvocate says:

    Here’s great coverage; New York Times Editorial, for those who’ve not yet read:

  4. Vermonter says:

    “Drawing A Line In The Tar Sands” was the topic today on NPR’s radio show “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook. The photo on the story’s website is of the Tar Sands Action in front of the White House. The summary of the show reads:

    The tar sands of western Canada make some of the dirtiest oil production in the world. But at a time when everybody wants energy, hungry eyes are on Canada’s heavy tar sands oil.

    A huge new proposed pipeline, the Keystone XL, would send that tar sands oil 1,700 miles south, from Canada into the United States, across the Great Plains and six American states to Houston and the Gulf of Mexico.

    Supporters say it would be an energy and jobs bonanza. Opponents say it would mean “game over” for the global climate. A disaster.

    This hour On Point: debating the Keystone XL pipeline.

    The website and story can be found at

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