Wednesday, Dec. 4
1:30 - 2:30 pm
University Memorial Center room 425
Environmental Justice Discussion Series
Tar Sands vs. Native Lands
The oil rich tar sands of Alberta, Canada make up the third largest oil reserve in the world. To the U.S., this means there is finally a reliable source of oil close to home. But in order to extract this resource, are we willing to exploit the Native peoples whose land lies between the oil and our gas stations?
Due to the remarkable size and growth of the tar sands industry, Canada is experiencing a vast surplus of oil, and they are desperate to get it out of land-locked Alberta and onto the world market. Whether it is shipped south thorugh the Keystone XL Pipeline or west over the Rocky Mountains, Native North Americans are either being pushed aside or paid off.
Join the CU Assembly for Sustainability and Equity in a discussion on environmental justice and the indigenous fight against the tar sands industry.