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Climate Forum: Event and Fundraiser for Midwest Anti-Extraction Activists
Sunday September 29
518 Valencia; San Francisco, CA; near 16th St & Mission BART.
|Email Address||escobar.jack [at] gmail.com|
Big Oil is building a web of oil pipelines and railways throughout the
Midwest. Keystone XL, Enbridge and other transportation infrastructure is
springing up throughout the region along with a patchwork of refineries.
This infrastructure will have a devastating impact on communities,
eco-systems and the climate. Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline spilled thousands of
gallons of tar sands crude in a Northern Arkansas community in March. The
tragic oil train derailment and explosion, carrying Bakken oil shale, in
Lac-Megantic, Quebec destroyed the center of the small Canadian town and
killed an estimated 47 people. A recent report suggests that Keystone XL
will expand the growth of Canada's oil sands by 36% leading to a boost in
carbon emissions. Climatologist James Hanson has called the Keystone XL
pipeline "game over" for the climate.
Since 2012, a fierce resistance to the development of oil pipelines and
other infrastructure has sprung up in the Midwest and Texas. Texas' Tar
Sands Blockade fought TransCanada's Keystone XL project in the woods and
trees of East Texas. The Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance continued the
work in Oklahoma. Further north, members of the Lakota nation have
prepared for action in South Dakota, while groups in Kansas and Nebraska
also organize to resist Enbridge and Keystone XL's northern leg. In
Michigan, even more action has taken place against tar sands development.
The frontlines against these pipelines are being held by frontline
communities, Indigenous communities and informal networks for direct
action activists. Rising Tide North America invites you to join us on
Sept. 29th for a solidarity event and fundraiser for direct action
campaigns in the Midwest against Keystone XL, Enbridge and other
extraction related projects.
Event to include:
-Reportback and panel on campaigns to stop the construction of tar sands
pipelines in the Midwest.
-Amazing videos of resistance in the Midwest
-Video call-in with folks from Oklahoma and other parts of the Midwest
WHAT: Solidarity event & fundraiser for Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance
WHERE: 518 Valencia; San Francisco, CA; near 16th St & Mission BART.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 29, 6pm-9pm
CONTACT: RTNA at escobar.jack [at] gmail [dot] com
DONATE: $5-50 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds
All proceeds from this event will go to Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance.
This event is a Rising Tide North America production.
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