December 2012 archive

Nacogdoches Community Bike Ride and Teach-In

Today in Nacogdoches, Texas a community coalition hosted a family-friendly community bike ride and educational event to raise awareness of the dangers the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline poses on Texas communities’ water and land and to support local landowners in the pipeline’s path. The groups comprising the coalition included Tar Sands Blockade, Nacogdoches County S.T.O.P. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://tarsandsblockade.org/nacbikeride/

Wild Idaho Rising Tide Announces Protests Against Megaloads

Idahoans continue their fight against mega-load passage through their state. Mega-loads are enormous pieces of equipment destined for use in the tar sand extraction in Alberta. Protests will be leaving from Moscow December 3 and 4 From their website: If volatile, climate changed weather does not mercifully impede passage to Alberta tar sands operations, two …

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Permanent link to this article: https://tarsandsblockade.org/wild-idaho-rising-tide-announces-protests-against-megaloads/

Landowner Announces New Lawsuit at Rally

Nacogdoches county landowner Michael Bishop announced a new lawsuit against the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) at a rally in Austin on November 29th.  The RRC is the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry and pipeline safety in Texas.  The RRC has insisted on defining tar sands bitumen as crude oil thus …

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Permanent link to this article: https://tarsandsblockade.org/lawsuitrrc/