Tar Sands Resistance March comes to Twin Cities
WHAT: The Tar Sands Resistance March
WHEN: Saturday, June 6, from noon to 4 p.m.
WHERE: State Capitol Lawn, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul, MN [Map]
Organized by many of the same people who staged last year’s People’s Climate March in New York City that drew upwards of 400,000 people to the streets of Manhattan, the Tar Sands Resistance March is coming to the twin cities on June 6.
The protest against dirty tar sands oil is not just about the Keystone XL pipeline. Big Oil and companies like Enbridge are trying to build and expand an enormous network of tar sands pipelines -- some even bigger than Keystone XL -- from Canada into the Midwest. These tar sands pipelines, along with crude oil trains and tankers, pose a growing risk to the Great Lakes, our rivers, our communities, and our climate.
That’s why on June 6, thousands will gather in the Twin Cities for the Tar Sands Resistance March -- the largest anti-tar sands event ever in the region. Hundreds of local, regional, and national organizations are coming together to send a clear message to the Obama Administration: keep toxic tar sands out of America’s Heartland, fight for clean water, clean energy, and a stable climate.
Tar sands crude is the dirtiest oil there is. Producing a barrel of oil from the tar sands produces three times more climate pollution than a barrel of conventional oil. Expanding tar sands mining destroys whole landscapes, pollutes the water, and violates indigenous land rights.
Campaign Name: Beyond Oil
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