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GREAT PLAINS TAR SANDS RESISTANCE

Seventy-five year old grandmother pepper-sprayed for protesting the pipeline.

“How in America can a foreign corporation take land that my ancestors homesteaded, that portions of their family died for in the dust bowl?” GREAT PLAINS TAR SANDS RESISTANCE


About the Keystone XL Pipeline

The KXL pipeline would be 1,700 miles of 36� pipe running from the Canadian border all the way to Houston Texas. The product carried would be a combination of tar sands and carcinogenic chemicals needed to dilute this mixture so, with heat, it will flow down the pipe. Tar sands are a combination of clay, sand, water, and bitumen, a heavy black viscous oil. Pipelines often leak. In fact the smaller Keystone I pipeline was predicted to leak once every 7 years but in fact it leaked 12 times the first year. Since the KXL pipeline will pass over 2 major aquifers and many rivers spillage is not to be taken lightly. Much of the USA , including Oklahoma, is in a severe drought situation so we cannot afford to destroy large parts of our water supply. On July 25-26, 2010 a tar sands pipeline operated by Enbridge Inc. Spilled around 800,000 gallons of tar sands oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. Because tar sands oil is unlike conventional crude and more difficult to clean up, the river was still undergoing clean-up as of December 2012 and will likely never be fully cleaned up. To Learn More About the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance: https://gptarsandsresistance.wordpress.com/


In Canada

Dene Chief ,�My nation will stop the pipeline‌.It is for this unborn child Mr Berger, that my nation will stop the pipeline.� Idle No More! The indigenous peoples of Canada have many issues with the government. The biggest part is a new bill, C-45 which takes away much of the peoples control of their land. The pipeline and the New York state size area of land being dug up in Canada to mine the tar sands is part of that. American Indians are standing in solidarity with their Northern brothers.

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline faces a wide ranging sea of opposition


On March 22, 2012 Obama called for fast-tracking the Southern leg of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline. So why does President Obama want it so badly? It can’t be jobs. Obama’s Keystone XL risks destroying more jobs than it creates. It can’t be energy independence. Obama’s Keystone XL is being built as an export pipeline for Canada to sell its dirty oil to foreign markets. It can’t be cheaper gas. Obama’s Keystone XL portends higher, not lower, gas prices for the Midwest and Rockies. It can’t be public health. Obama’s Keystone XL threatens to further poison the air of people living near tar sands oil refineries. It can’t be economic security. Obama’s Keystone XL imperils U.S. aquifers and waterways and the local economies they support. It can’t be national security. Twenty prominent scientists have warned of the climate impacts of Obama’s Keystone XL, with an elite Military Advisory Board declaring climate change a threat to our national security.


Climate Change Down Under

Heat up to 123 F, flooding that covered an area the size of France and Germany combined and wildfires raging through Australia’s six states are examples of Australian weather this year. Will our summer be similar? Some say this is now the norm but the carbon put in the atmosphere now will affect weather for years so today's weather may be the best we see for years after climate change comes under control… if it does ever get controlled.

First Oklahoma Tar Sands Blockade Action On January 10, 2013 Oklahomans from across the state, indigenous activists, and environmental activists came together and walked onto an easement where pipe for the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline was being laid through Sac & Fox land in Stroud, OK. in solidarity with Idle No More and the Unis’tot’en Camp, and communities impacted by dangerous and extreme extraction efforts around the world. To Learn More About the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance: https://gptarsandsresistance.wordpress.com/


Direct Action Training Camp in Oklahoma Oklahoma! Training Camp A coalition of Great Plains residents against the Tar Sands is excited to announce a training camp in March, this time in Oklahoma. Long a stronghold of the oil empire we must ignite a fire of resistance in the belly of the beast. See you there! Please, begin to make your travel arrangements today for the Ponca City, Oklahoma area and we'll be contacting you with more details soon. $0-50 sliding scale donation SCHEDULE: Sunday, March 17th - Travel & Arrival Monday March 18th-Thursday March 21st - Training Camp Friday, March 22nd - Debrief and Cleanup Come prepared to camp out. Bring warm clothing and sleeping bags/blankets and tents. Questions? In the meantime if you have any questions about travel or details please email: gptsresistance@riseup.net

Together we have the power to stop this toxic tar sands pipeline! https://gptarsandsresistance.wordpress.com/direct-action-trainingcamp-in-oklahoma/


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