Tar Sands Activist Resources
As the Tar Sands Oil Mining and the associated Keystone XL and Northern Gateway Pipelines push forward, education and collaboration are necessary to stop these destructive projects and demand a sustainable and clean energy policy today.
How To Get Involved
1. Join us on Sunday, February 17th, for the largest climate rally in history, planned for Washington DC with a companion event happening in Los Angeles. For more info see: http://j.mp/LARally
2.Write or Email President Obama or your local Congress Member. President Obama’s campaign website is:(http://www.barackobama.com/contact-us/). Click on “other” at the bottom of the page and submit your comment. To find your congressmember check the following: (www.contactingthecongress.org) Share with them your concerns.
3. Call President Obama and tell him to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The White House number is 202 456 1111.
4. Become a Citizen Member of the Climate Change Task Force – From Reps Waxman and Whitehouse. Go to http://addressclimatechange.com/
5. Join Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance Training Camp – Week of Action March 18-22 in Oklahoma. Go to http://gptarsandsresistance.org/direct-action-training-camp-in-oklahoma/
6. Sign the Petition – Go to http://www.nrdc.org/energy/keystone-pipeline/ and click on the “Take Action” tab to sign the nationwide petition.
7. Stay Up to Date in Southern California - Befriend “Tar Sands Action SoCal” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TarSandsActionSoCal)
8. Set up a screening and discussion of one of the films listed in the “Movies” section below.
9. Befriend/Follow updates from the organizations listed in the “Resources” section below.
Articles and Papers:
Pipeline Delay: Sustainability Threat from Tar Sands Oil Remains http://www.wilderutopia.com/environment/energy/tar-sands/pipeline-delay-sustainability-threat-from-tar-sands-oil-remains/
Keystone Talking Points: http://mediamattersaction.org/message/
NRDC: Pipeline And Tanker Trouble – The Impact To British Columbia’s Communities, Rivers, And Pacific Coastline From Tar Sands Oil Transport: http://dirtyoilsands.org/files/NRDC_Pipeline_Tanker_Trouble_Web.pdf
Sierra Club Papers: http://www.sierraclub.org/dirtyfuels/tar-sands/reports.aspx
Tar Sands 101: http://oilsandstruth.org/tar-sands-101
Organizations with Tar Sands/Keystone XL Campaigns:
(See their websites, join their mailing lists, and befriend their Facebook pages)
All Against The Haul: http://allagainstthehaul.org/
Canadian Boreal Initiative: http://www.borealcanada.ca/index-e.php
Dirty Oil Sands: http://www.dirtyoilsands.org/
Forest Ethics: http://forestethics.org/tar-sands
Friends of The Earth: overview, resources, and media: http://www.foe.org/projects/climate-and-energy/tar-sands/keystone-xl-pipeline
Greenpeace Canada: http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/campaigns/tarsands/
Idle No More: http://idlenomore.ca/
Indigenous Environmental Network: http://www.ienearth.org/
National Wildlife Federation: http://www.nwf.org/Global-Warming/Policy-Solutions/Drilling-and-Mining/Tar-Sands.aspx
Natural Resources Defense Council: http://www.nrdc.org/energy/dirtyfuels_tar.asp
Oil Sands Truth: http://oilsandstruth.org/
Pacific Wild http://www.pacificwild.org/
Rising Tide North America: http://www.risingtidenorthamerica.org/
Tar Sands Action – Southern California: https://www.facebook.com/TarSandsActionSoCal
Tar Sands Action: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/
Tar Sands Blockade: http://tarsandsblockade.org/
Alternatives and Answers:
Amory Lovins: Efficiency and Renewable Energy will Reinvent Fire http://www.wilderutopia.com/sustainability/amory-lovins-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-will-reinvent-fire/
Sierra Club – Green Transportation Initiative: http://www.sierraclub.org/transportation/
Union of Concerned Scientists – Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions http://www.ucsusa.org/ http://www.wilderutopia.com/environment/energy/climate-2030-national-blueprint-for-clean-energy-economy/
Time Banks – California Directory: http://cafederationoftimebanks.com/staff_type/directory/
Transition Towns in LA Area https://sites.google.com/site/transitionlosangeles/calendar/calendars-by-local-group
Movies on Tar Sands & Keystone XL Pipeline
For copies of or screening rights for the following films please investigate the corresponding links for contact information.
Tipping Point by Niobe Thompson & Tom Radford http://tippingpointdoc.ca/
All film requests must be sent to the Clear Water Media at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to tell them you heard about the film from the Dec 6th screening in Pasadena
Order/Stream the film online: http://www.journeyman.tv/62790/documentaries/tipping-point-the-end-of-oil-hd.html
Pipe Dreams (the screened trailer) by Leslie Iwerks http://pipedreamsdoc.com/
Dirty Oil by Leslie Iwerks http://dirtyoil.co.uk/
Downstream by Leslie Iwerks http://downstreamdoc.com/
H2Oil by Shannon Walsh http://h2oildoc.com/home/action
Petropolis – Aerial perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands by Peter Mettler http://www.petropolis-film.com/#
SpOil by Trip Jennings and Andy Maser http://www.wilderutopia.com/environment/wildlife/spoil-tar-sands-pipelines-threaten-great-bear-rainforest/
White Water, Black Gold by David Lavallee http://www.videoproject.com/whwablgo.html
“As the sun rose above the eastern horizon,
the Chumash Bear Dancer pointed his hand-held staff at it,
‘Darkness goes blind,
Like a blind man.
Then light bumps into it,
And light will last forever.’“
- Fernando Librado Kinsepawit
BROUGHT TO YOU BY….
Banner Protest Photo: Josh Lopez: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarsandsaction/6085787749/in/set-72157627406762465
Tar Sands Photo: Toxic Ponds, Clear Water Media
Second Protest Photo: NoXL, Tar Sands Action
Tailing Ponds Photo: Screenshot from “White Water, Black Gold”