Canada’s Ava Tar Sands – Scenes Too Shocking For the Theatre, Part II

Here is a second video put out by Earthwatch, about the world’s dirtiest and most expensive oil, from Alberta, Canada: tar sands oil. After watching the video, follow the Na’vi’s advice: warn President Obama about dirty tar sands oil at http://action.avatarsands.org.

*Strong Language Warning – Not Suitable For Children*

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Canada’s Ava Tar Sands – The Scenes Too Shocking For the Theatre

From Earthworks, a new video, Canada’s AvaTar Sands – The Scenes Too Dirty For the Theatre.  Here’s what they have to say about dirty Alberta tar sands oil:

The world’s dirtiest and most expensive oil comes from Alberta, Canada: tar sands oil.

And it’s fueling the U.S. oil addiction at a time when money should instead be invested in clean energy and clean energy jobs.

President Obama campaigned on a new energy economy: one that would create new jobs, one that would give us a cleaner, healthier environment.

But if he doesn’t reject the permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, he will increase America’s addiction to this dirtiest of oils. Watch this video, and then follow the Na’vi’s advice: warn President Obama about dirty tar sands oil at http://action.avatarsands.org

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TAKE ACTION: Click here send a letter to President Obama.  Tell him there’s no place in the clean energy economy for the Keystone XL pipeline (click here for more information on what exactly this is), or dirty tar sands oil.  Or better yet, phone or fax him at:

Phone:(202) 456-1111
Fax:(202) 456-2461

What the World Needs to Know

This video, from 350.org, has been nominated for a webby ( a leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet). Check it out below, and then help spread the word – to help it reach more viewers, please click here to find out how to vote for it now!

350 is the most important number in the world. This number is the safe line for our global climate and a start line for a global movement. Join 350.org to take action in your community, engage our world’s leaders, and build an international movement to solve the climate crisis.

Visit http://www.350.org to join the movement.

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There’s A War Being Waged On Our Grandchildren by Coal Industry

The following video is from an April 14, 2010 U.S. Congressional hearing about the future of coal and its current impacts today. The Congressional committee holding the hearings is the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. Congressman JayInslee is a Democrat from Washington. In this video, he speaks truth to the powerful coal lobby:

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For more on Congressman Inslee’s record, go to SourceWatch.com.

Click here to go to his website. If you feel that Mr. Inslee is speaking up for your grandchildren, send him a message thanking him (I have!). You can click on the “contact me” link on his website to email him.

*Please note, I initially – incorrectly-  identified the Congressman addressing industry at the end of the video as Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon,  when in fact it is Congressman Inslee. The good news is that Congressman Blumenauer is also a fantastic advocate for clean energy, if you (like me) sent him an email thanking him for his stand. Thanks to Congressman Inslee’s office for bringing this error to my attention!*