Voices Against Tar Sands

In Canada's Tar Sands, a Dante's Hell Threatens People Nearby and Across the Globe

July 15, 2012 by Rocky Kistner

In Canada's western province of Alberta, Melina Laboucan-Massimo’s community—the Lubicon Lake Nation—has endured a withering toxic tar sands oil assault, an Armageddon against nature few Americans are fully aware of. Here in the once pristine sub-Arctic, tar sands mining operations level vast swaths of boreal forests near native...[read more]

New Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Permit Rejected by Nebraska Residents

May 5, 2012 by Rocky Kistner

TransCanada’s latest Keystone XL tar sands pipeline plan filed with the U.S. State Department has done nothing to quell local Nebraska opposition to the controversial project to pipe tar sands oil all the way to the Gulf for export. Nebraska residents say the massive pipeline plan still jeopardizes the world’s largest fresh...[read more]