ACTION ALERT – ONLY A COUPLE DAYS TO TAKE ACT & FORWARD
Support European Union Labeling of Tar Sands as Highly Polluting
By ClimateArk, a project of Ecological Internet, http://www.climateark.org/
February 21, 2012
TAKE ACTION TO STOP TAR SANDS
The European Commission – the executive branch of the European Union (EU) – will be voting in the next couple days whether to designate Canada’s tar sands as being “highly polluting”. Given tar sands’ terrible ecological impacts upon our shared global atmosphere – and Canadian boreal forests, water, and indigenous peoples - the answer should be painfully obvious, and a resounding YES. Such a designation would be a significant setback for tar sands growth. Yet given the power of the ecocidal oil oligarchy which rules Canada and much of the world, empowered global citizens need to let the EU know the world expects, indeed demands, the EU do the right thing in condemning tar sands – in order to establish a level playing field for a renewable, efficient, and conservation based energy future.
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