By Stephen D'Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Joshua Kahn Russell
The struggle over the tar sands in North the US is without doubt one of the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of many first that has controlled to marry rather explicitly crisis for frontline groups and fast neighborhood risks with worry for the way forward for the complete planet. Tar sands “development” comes with a huge environmental and human expense. yet tar sands opponents—fighting a strong overseas industry—are likened to terrorists; govt environmental scientists are muzzled; and public hearings are hid and rushed. but, regardless of the bold political and fiscal strength in the back of the tar sands, many rivals are actively construction overseas networks of resistance, hard pipeline plans whereas resisting threats to Indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation. together with best voices thinking about the fight opposed to the tar sands, A Line within the Tar Sands bargains a serious research of the influence of the tar sands and the demanding situations rivals face of their efforts to arrange powerful resistance. members comprise Angela Carter, invoice McKibben, Brian Tokar, Christine Leclerc, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Crystal Lameman, Dave Vasey, Emily Coats, Eriel Deranger, Greg Albo, Jeremy Brecher, Jess worthy, Jesse Cardinal, Joshua Kahn Russell, Lilian Yap, Linda Capato, Macdonald Stainsby, Martin Lukacs, Matt Leonard, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Naomi Klein, Rae Breaux, Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Rex Weyler, Ryan Katz-Rosene, Sâkihitowin Awâsis, Sonia supply, Stephen D’Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Tyler McCreary, Winona LaDuke, and Yves Engler.
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14 Such imagery helps to visualize the ruination of land on a scale that is hard to comprehend. Some stunning photojournalism in recent years has also helped to make the scale of ecological transformation hit home (see Box 1). com/2009/03/canadian-oil-sands/essick-photography Scientific American: Pay Dirt: How to Turn Tar Sands into Oil. v=YkwoRivP17A Bitumen extraction occurs in two ways. The first method is strip mining, which happens where the bitumen is relatively close to the earth’s surface (at a depth equivalent to the expanse of a soccer field or less).
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Harjap Grewal is an anti-authoritarian organizer based in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. He works with the No One Is Illegal Collective and various local campaigns. He organizes within the local South Asian community, with communities of colour, and in solidarity with Indigenous sovereignty struggles, focusing primarily on migrant, trade, and environmental justice rooted in an anti-capitalist and anti-colonial analysis. Randolph Haluza-DeLay is an Associate Professor of Sociology at King’s University College in Edmonton.
A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice by Stephen D'Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Joshua Kahn Russell