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TransCanada, a multinational corporation, is building the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline through Oklahoma and Texas to the Gulf. But this is no ordinary pipeline. It would pump toxic tar sands which is extremely dirty and dangerous from extraction to combustion. If burned, tar sands spells “game over” for a livable climate and would harm community drinking water and farmers’ livelihoods across the region. From day one TransCanada has lied and trampled on the rights of honest landowners trying to defend their homes. After years of struggle we are left without options and so we turn to the proud tradition of nonviolent direct action.

Tar Sands Blockade is a coalition of affected Texas and Oklahoma residents and climate justice organizers using peaceful and sustained civil disobedience to stop the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. We intend to force the termination of this dangerous pipeline. It isn’t going to be easy, but inaction is far more risky than taking a stand. Together we can create a more clean and livable world that works for everyone, regardless of their background.

Join our growing movement to help send a strong message: “Rise Up and Defend Your Home!”

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