Alaska to Oregon: Building Resistance to the Fossil Fuel Empire

Alaska to Oregon: Building Resistance to the Fossil Fuel Empire

Saturday 18th May, 7pm, Free

Grandview Calvary Baptist Church – 1803 East First Avenue

http://www.risingtide604.ca
https://www.facebook.com/events/383353865117729/

Join Portland Rising Tide and Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories explore the recent struggles and successes of the North American Climate Justice Movement. As the Fossil Fuel Empire strains to expand, with increased fracking, mountain top removal, coal exports, tar sands production, and new pipelines and extraction sites from North to South, hear from those actively building resistance and taking direct action to confront the root causes of climate change.

Members of Portland Rising Tide will present on the state of the climate movement in the United States and the emerging resistance in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon to more than a dozen proposed oil, gas and coal export terminals. The presenters will discuss the context in which this debate is happening in Oregon and Washington and will offer a local case study of the 2010 defeat of a LNG facility along the Columbia River in Oregon, the Bradwood Landing project. They will also discuss resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline in the US by groups such as the Tar Sands Blockade and Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance. Both case studies are offered in light of current and future resistance to the discussed terminals and pipelines.

Members of Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories will provide the first report back from their 2013 BC Fracking Tour. Hear and see what fracking looks like on the frontline, listen to activists recall experiences on the tour and re-tell the stories gathered in communities directly impacted by fracking in the province.

Saturday 18th May, 7pm, Free
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church – 1803 East First Avenue – accessible through side door.

Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory is a grassroots environmental justice group committed to fighting the root causes of climate change and the interconnected destruction of land, water, and air.

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