A Line in the Tar Sands
Struggles for Environmental Justice
Russell, Joshua Kahn; D'Arcy, Stephen; Weis, Tony; Black, Toban
Publisher: PM Press
Year Published: 2014
Pages: 392pp ISBN: 978-1-62963-039-7
Tar sands development comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponentsfighting a powerful international industryare likened to terrorists, government environmental scientists are muzzled, and public hearings are concealed and rushed.
Yet, despite the formidable political and economic power behind the tar sands, many opponents are actively building international networks of resistance, challenging pipeline plans while resisting threats to Indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation. Including leading voices involved in the struggle against the tar sands, A Line in the Tar Sands offers a critical analysis of the impact of the tar sands and the challenges opponents face in their efforts to organize effective resistance.
Contributors include: Angela Carter, Bill McKibben, Brian Tokar, Christine Leclerc, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Crystal Lameman, Dave Vasey, Emily Coats, Eriel Deranger, Greg Albo, Jeremy Brecher, Jess Worth, Jesse Cardinal, Joshua Kahn Russell, Lilian Yap, Linda Capato, Macdonald Stainsby, Martin Lukacs, Matt Leonard, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Naomi Klein, Rae Breaux, Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Rex Weyler, Ryan Katz-Rosene, Sâkihitowin Awâsis, Sonia Grant, Stephen DArcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Tyler McCreary, Winona LaDuke, and Yves Engler.
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