Jackpine Tar Sands mine will destroy wetlands and wildlife, First Nations say
Mine will create $17 billion in taxes, royalties and create 750 full time jobs, Shell says
Angela Sterritt CBC News, Dec 09, 2013
The largest known reservoir of crude bitumen in the world is about to get even bigger, but Alice Rigney is in no mood to celebrate.
Rigney was raised in Northern Alberta on the Athabasca River that now runs directly through multiple oil sands projects.
“That river is our lifeline and has been for thousands of years. It has always sustained us with fish, food, water and travel – everything,” said Rigney. Read the rest of this entry
Vancouver: Protesters Blockade Shell Station
Vancouver activists demonstrate in solidarity with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Constitutional Challenge of Shell’s Tar Sands Mining
by Rising Tide-Vancouver Coast Salish Territories
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories- Vancouver Activists took the Tar Sands fight to the gas pumps to bring attention to the Athabasca-Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) constitutional challenge against Shell’s planned expansion of tar sands operations. Activists from grassroots environmental justice network, Rising Tide, took over three gas stations (12th & Clark, Hastings & Victoria, Main & 2nd) unfurling banners saying ‘Stop Shell’s Tar Sands Expansion’ as well as handing out leaflets to the public highlighting the ACFN challenge against Shell. Read the rest of this entry