Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

August 18, 2011

Native Americans and climate scientists: Civil disobedience to halt tar sands

Photo Ben Powless, Mohawk
Native Americans, climate scientists and Hollywood actors prepare for civil disobedience in DC to halt dirty tar sands and Keystone XL pipeline

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WASHINGTON -- Climate scientists will join Native Americans and Hollywood actors for civil disobedience in Washington DC, to send a message to President Obama to halt the dirty Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
Already the Alberta tar sands are destroying the homelands of First Nations.
Two weeks of civil disobedience begins Saturday at the White House.
In today's London Guardian, climate scientist Jason Box says oil sands are a moral issue. He feels compelled to address at Keystone XL pipeline protests:
During the recent Protecting Mother Earth Gathering on the land of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara in North Dakota, Clayton Thomas Muller, Cree, urged Indigenous Peoples to join the protest. Muller described the dirty oil extraction and effects on the environment, as well as skyrocketing living costs for locals, both results of the dirtiest oil industry on the planet.
Read more at the Indigenous Environmental Network:
Join the Tar Sands action:

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