A Diverse Nation Comes Together Against Tar Sands

June 10, 2015 By Aaron MairReposted with permission from post here. Last weekend I was honored to join more than 5,000 citizen activists in the Tar Sands Resistance March from the Mississippi River to the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul to protest the expansion of the Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline and other fossil fuel projects (More...)

5,000+ Join Tar Sands Resistance March

By Catherine CollentineJune 12, 2015Reposted from original blog with permission Saturday, June 6th, 2015, more than 5,000 people took to the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota to march against tar sands pipeline expansions and for clean energy solutions.  From the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through the largest freshwater aquifer in Nebraska to the expansion of (More...)

Building a Tar Sands Resistance

By Rob Friedman, NRDC Posted June 11, 2015 Reposted with permission of the author from the original site. When you think about fossil fuel infrastructure in this country, you probably picture Texas oil fields or Louisiana refineries or drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico–or increasingly, oil and gas rigs fracking away in shale-rich states like (More...)

Thousands March in St. Paul to Protect Wildlife from Tar Sands

6/9/2015 // By Jim MurphyReposted with permission As we were just beginning to understand what a momentous day we had ahead of us, a bald eagle swooped over the gathering crowd at Lamberts Landing in St. Paul, Minnesota and then out over the Mississippi River in search of fish. Such a sight would have been (More...)

No more tar sands? Easy as 1-2-3

Posted June 8th, 2015 by Andrew Slade, Minnesota Environmental Partnership.Reposted with permission from: http://www.mepartnership.org/no-more-tar-sands-easy-as-1-2-3/ “ONE: We are the people.” “TWO: We are un-i-ted.” “THREE: We will not let you build this pipeline.” Of all the chants that rang through the streets of downtown St. Paul during Saturday’s Tar Sands Resistance March, that’s the only one still (More...)

Time to Lead by Saying “No”

By Aaron Mair Heading to St. Paul, Minnesota, for the biggest anti–tar sands march and rally the Midwest has ever seen, I can’t help but think “what a great time to be starting as the Sierra Club’s 57th president.” I’m visiting the Twin Cities to help get the thousands of marchers even more riled up (More...)

Marching to keep tar sands oil out of our communities

By Anthony Swift, Attorney, NRDC International Program Posted June 3, 2015 This blog was co-drafted with Michael Yamoah On June 6th, 2015, NRDC will join dozens of our allies for the Tar Sands Resistance March in the twin cities of Minnesota. Citizens from across the Midwest will stand together to protect water, climate and our communities (More...)

Great Lakes Citizens Rally for Clean Energy for Wildlife, Not Risky Tar Sands

0 6/1/2015 // By Mike Shriberg, National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Executive Director On June 6, thousands will gather in the Twins Cities to express concern over expanded tar sands transportation through the Great Lakes region. Too much toxic and nearly impossible to clean up tar sands oil is already entering our region. The area (More...)

Big week for Minnesota’s pipelines: What’s your plan?

Posted May 29th, 2015 by Minnesota Environmental Partnership. Written by MEP’s Andrew Slade – Whether you’re a committed pipeline opponent, an energy policy nerd, or a concerned parent, you could find that the first week in June will be a turning point in your life as a citizen of this state…and this planet. Important developments (More...)

Top 10 Reasons to join the Tar Sands Resistance March on June 6th!

By Catherine Collentine, Tar Sands Campaign Representative, Sierra Club Top 10 Reasons you should be excited about the Tar Sands Resistance March on June 6th:   1. Over 1,500 people have already RSVPed to join us in the Twin Cities on June 6th! 2. More than 60 national, regional and local organizations are already supporting the March! 3. 20 buses of people from (More...)