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16 Arrested Blocking Tar Sands Megaload in Oregon

Rising Tide North America, Dec 18, 2013

Blockade of the Port of Umatilla, Dec 2, 2013, against Tar Sands 'megaload' shipment.

Blockade of the Port of Umatilla, Dec 2, 2013, against Tar Sands ‘megaload’ shipment.

On Monday evening climate justice groups stopped a controversial shipment of equipment bound for the Alberta tar sands. Concerned citizens locked themselves to two disabled vehicles in front of the 901,000 pound load, blocking its route along highway 26 outside of John Day, OR. Police responded and arrested 16 at the two blockade sites. Read the rest of this entry

Update: Oregon blockade of Tar Sands ‘Megaload’ enters second night

Tar Sands megaload protest Umatilla 5from Earth First! Newswire, Dec 3, 2013

For the second night in a row, activists with a coalition including Rising Tide, 350, All Against the Haul, and members of the Umatilla and Warm Springs tribes attempted to stop the Omega Morgan megaload from leaving as planned. Read the rest of this entry