“[Tar sands oil] is not a future issue, it’s causing the land to be inhospitable, both on the reservations and for the surrounding area… There’s no way we’re going to change the surrounding area once it’s destroyed.” — Naomi Oderman, Media Liaison with Indian People’s Action (source) There are many equally important facets of the Keystone…

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By: Kahea Pacheco (Advocacy Network Coordinator) and Sophie Sparksworthy (WEA Intern) “[We recognize] that the tar sands in northern Alberta, Canada is one of the largest remaining deposits of unconventional oil in the world, containing approximately 2 trillion barrels, and there are plans for a massive expansion of development that would ultimately destroy an area…

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For hundreds of years, ever since white settlers first came to the American southwest, the Indigenous peoples of the area have been systemically disenfranchised and the land stripped of its resources to provide goods, and especially energy, for the surrounding towns, cities and counties. Tribal leaders, residents and all who work and live in the…

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 by Kelly Yu “Oil company workers are not accountable to the community. They can treat people however they want because they think they are untouchable” – Cedar Gillette, domestic violence counselor in New Town, North Dakota (source) North Dakota may reap huge economic gains for both Big Oil and the Midwest economy, but the consequences…

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In Nigeria, 72 percent of the population suffer the severe consequences of depending solely on fuel wood as their main source of heat for cooking. Furthermore, smoke from firewood is the third greatest killer of women and children in the country. According to the World Health Organization, in 2012, 93,300 deaths occurred in Nigeria as…

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