Justice Friday "Making My Voice Be Heard" “ There comes a time when you need to take a stand. When sending letters and signing petitions isn’t enough. When together we must say, “ enough is enough — not on our watch.” That time is now. We must act together for the health of our planet, our air, our water, our climate, and our childr en.” Bill Mckibben
Josh Fox for the Tar Sands Action video Oscar nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) gives his powerful support to the Tar Sands Action, a two week sit-in at the White House to show President Obama he has the support of the people to stand up to Big Oil.
-Destruction of more boreal forest -Adding huge additional amounts of CO2 to atmosphere and accelerating the effects of Climate Change -Pollution of local watersheds affecting health and subsistence of local indigenous cultures. -Likely numerous pipeline leaks and spills affecting pristine areas of US, important rivers, Ogallalla acquifer, farmland, etc…. -Delaying our transition to a cleaner energy future, and sending a signal that it is OK to continue exploiting unconventional dirty fossil fuels. EFFECTS OF EXPANSION OF TAR SANDS OIL
NEXT LOCAL TAR SANDS ACTION STEPS Tar Sands Solidarity Seattle 3: Join 350.org's global MOVING PLANET celebration -- show the world how to move and groove to a fossil fuel free future! South Lake Union Park, Sat, Sept. 24, South Lake Union, 9:00 - 4:00. https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=242977459080890 Tar Sands Solidarity Seattle 4: PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL VISIT SEATTLE Sun, Sept. 25 ! Help make sure our President hears exactly how much we care about climate change and about his necessary veto of the climate-busting Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline! https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159596690789227 Tar Sands Solidarity Seattle 5: CANADIANS and All , plan to meet downtown at the Westlake Park waterfall, near the Canadian Consulate in Se attle. Support the Tar Sands Actions that will be held in Ottawa on Mon. Sept. 26th! https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170120829732482