Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fwd: Live video of action underway in tar sands

A second Greenpeace action is underway in the tar sands.

Greenpeace activists have entered an upgrader facility in the tar sands of northern, Alberta - they have shut down a conveyor belt in the open pit mine and have deployed a giant floating banner on the river running alongside, reading: 'Dying for climate leadership'. Previously our activists shut down operations at Shell's Albian mine during a 33-hour long occupation.

We need your help in spreading their message - 'Tar sands - climate crime'. Our activists are taking action in the tar sands today because the world is in desperate need of global leadership on climate change - and the tar sands are a perfect example of just how lacking we are in real leadership. The tar sands are a source of dirty oil that is highly energy intensive to extract, creating 3-5 times more emissions than conventional oil. It is a global climate crime - yet is still a little known issue (more information here). Here is Jens - one of the activists in charge of maintaining our live video stream- shooting live from the conveyor belt:

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We need your support today, we want to spread this message and the images of destruction from the tar sands as far as possible. Our Twitter tag is #stoptarsands - stumble-upon us here, and please tag your posts with 'greenpeacebuzz'.


Laura Kenyon
Online Marketing and Promotions Specialist
@ Greenpeace International
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