Challenging Tar Sands at its Source
Grassroots Greens Versus Big Greens

Stainsby, Macdonald
Date Written:  2014-02-21
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15960

With fracking changing the US oil-production and consumption numbers so dramatically, it seems time to challenge the notion that tar sands – and the carbon released if tar sands production continues to climb – is the “make or break point,” an “endgame” whose development signifies “game over for the climate,” as stated several years ago by Dr. James Hansen. Tar sands development is no less extreme, of course, no less destructive, no less genocidal to those living in the affected areas. Shutting down the tar sands– completely, and not negotiated as a phase out nor leaving the corporations in power afterward – is more important than ever, and on as many fronts as possible.

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