Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fight for Climate Justice! Let's blow the tar sands away!

Fight for Climate Justice! Let's blow the tar sands away!

With just two weeks to go before world leaders meet in Copenhagen to deal with climate change, we’ve run out of time for compromise. IEN will be supporting a delegation of grassroots community leaders from tar sands affected First Nations to attend and speak out in Copenhagen. They will call out the Government of Canada and big oil for their continuing failure to address the concerns of First Nations Peoples whose Aboriginal and Treaty rights are being violated by the tar sands and by runaway climate change.

It is because of the tar sands that Canada has the highest per person carbon pollution on the planet. The tar sands are Canada's fastest growing source of greenhouse gas pollution and the second largest hydrocarbon deposit in the world. They're dictating Canada's negotiating position as Copenhagen approaches and also one of the primary reasons Canada has not ratified the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Don't live in Canada? This dirty oil, literally the dirtiest on Earth, is coming to a gas tank near you. As consumers of petroleum, we are all responsible. The tar sands are piped to, refined in and consumed by the U.S. in increasing quantities. If Big Oil has its way, instead of a new clean energy economy, dirty tar sands will spread throughout the U.S., locking the country into more long-lasting, polluting oil infrastructure built on the backs of Native American, First Nation and Alaska Native Nations.

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