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Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada’s Dystopian Tar Sands

by Liana Lopez from t.e.j.a.s. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services). Reposted from YES! Magazine. The fifth and final Tar Sands Healing Walk took place on June 28 in Fort McMurray, Canada. Hundreds of people joined First Nations leaders in a prayer-filled walk around the refineries and “land reclamation” projects operated by the oil company Syncrude. …

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Fueling Dissent: Stories from the Fight Against Keystone XL

Independent media crew Fueling Dissent have put together several great videos of communities that are actively resisting the Keystone XL pipeline. Beginning on Lakota Homelands, Lesley and Mathew travel to East Texas then further south to the Houston Shipping Channel, documenting the reflections of people defending sacredwater from TransCanada’s toxic pipeline. At the end of April, …

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Dallas Marks Anniversary of Mayflower Tar Sands Spill

Last night Tar Sands Blockade and Texas Action Coalition for the Environment held a vigil in downtown Dallas at Pegasus Plaza to mark the one year anniversary of the Mayflower, Arkansas tar sands spill. One year after 210,000 gallons of tar sands spilled from Exxon’s Pegasus Pipeline, residents are still suffering major health complications and …

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