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PRESS ADVISORY: ACTIVISTS BLOCK TAR SANDS PIPELINE
PRESS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Activists standing off with police in Stockbridge MI NOW !!!
ACTIVISTS BLOCK TAR SANDS PIPELINE.
Andrew Joyce: off site media liason
Monday, July 22nd, 2013
This morning Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI-CATS) is taking
direct action near Stockbridge `to halt construction of the Tar Sands
pipeline 6B expansion project of Canadian corporation Enbridge. Over 40
Michiganders have come to oppose the infamous corporation's flagrant
expansion of the very same pipeline that spilled out into the Kalamazoo
River only three years ago. Enbridge claims they have restorated the river
after a spill is no excuse to expand the pipeline, expanding the pipeline
increases the risk for everyone.
Residents are currently halting Enbridge's construction plans by putting
their bodies on the line in an act of non violent civil disobedience
against Enbridge's plans.
These measures come after the exhaustion of every method within the law,
as it has has become apparent from our experiences all througout the
state. Our state government is ready to set aside its own laws and legal
proccesses to accomodate this foreign corporation.
Enbridge itself has consistently demonstrated that their sole priority is
their own bottom line, not the health and safety of the people of
Michigan, our ecosystem, and even their own workers.
Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands seeks to unite the people of Michigan
toward the common goal of stopping all transportation of tar sands oil in
the state and advocating against the production and transportation of tar
sands everywhere. We work in solidarity with the global movement against
harsh fossil fuel extractive practices.
According to one person who is participating in this action "This pipeline
is a disaster for Michigan's water and the global climate. I'm blockading
this pipeline to prevent the next spill because I care about Michigan's
air and water. People all over the world are taking action in their own
community this Fearless Summer. We need to leave all fossil fuels in the
ground."-William Lawrence of East Lansing
We will not allow Canadian tar sands to pass through our backyards. We
will no longer allow the same Canadian corporation responsible for the tar
sands which still lie at the bottom of our Kalamazoo River to place all of
us at risk. We are taking this action to protect from another spill and to
ensure a livible planet for generations to come.
The address is available upon request. Updates on the action will
continue, as events unfold.