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Climate Change Activists to Stage Protest at Reception at Canadian Embassy for Alberta Premier, Ed Stelmach in DC Promoting World’s Dirtiest Fuel

Posted by mhudema on January 16, 2008

Activists Declare: “Hey Canada: Keep Your Dirty Fuel – More Global Warming Equals Less Security”
WASHINGTON, DC – January 15 – Oil Change International, ForestEthics, and other environmental activists will stage a protest outside the Canadian Embassy starting at 6 p.m. during a reception for Ed Stelmach, premier of Alberta, on his first visit to the US on Wednesday, January 16th.

WHO: Oil Change International, ForestEthics, Environmental and Climate Change Activists
WHAT: Action Against Global Warming at Reception for Alberta Premier Promoting World’s Dirtiest Fuel – Creative, Visual demonstration to call attention to climate change causing resource extraction
WHEN: Wednesday January 16th at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
The Canadian province of Alberta is in possession of a rare natural resource known as the Alberta Tar Sands, which can produce a very small amount of low-grade petroleum only after undergoing an extremely energy intensive and wasteful process. This process produces three times as many greenhouse gases as conventional oil production through extreme localized degradation, and is being referred to as the most environmentally destructive petroleum endeavor of all time. On his first visit to the U.S. the Canadian Embassy will host a talk by Ed Stelmach promoting the extraction and use of Alberta Tar Sands. Activists will gather in a creative, energetic and visual demonstration to send a strong message to Stelmach and the US government that nether the U.S. or Canada, nor the planet can afford or tolerate such environmental degradation. To arrange an interview with protest organizers or for comment on the tar sands please contact Steve Kretzmann of Oil Change International at 202-497-1033 or Liz Butler of ForestEthics at 202-487-4908 For further Information, go to: www.priceofoil.org or www.forestethics.org

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