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Greenpeace Protestors Shine Light on Toxic Future

Posted by mhudema on July 25, 2008

Greenpeacers Arrested Protesting Oil Sands in Northern Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, Canada, July 24, 2008 (ENS) – Eleven Greenpeace activists entered Syncrude’s Aurora North Tar Sands facility north of Fort McMurray today, erecting a banner that transformed the opening of a tailings pond pipe into the “mouth” of a giant skull, spewing toxic sludge.

Shortly after 8:00 am, Greenpeaceers attempted to block the pipe, but the strength of the water pressure prevented the closure from being completed, said a spokesperson for the group.

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Greenpeace goes into Belly of the Beast

Posted by mhudema on July 25, 2008

Brazen protesters tag Syncrude pond
Greenpeace activists ticketed for trespassing on oilsands site
Alexandra Zabjek
The Edmonton Journal

EDMONTON – A new chapter in activism against Alberta’s oilsands was opened Thursday when a group of protesters entered Syncrude’s Aurora mine site north of Fort McMurray and unfurled banners on the edge of a controversial tailings pond.

“To actually go onto the (oilsands) sites themselves, that’s a new thing and I think we can expect to see more of that in the future as greater awareness is brought to what’s going on up north,” said Paul Joosse, a University of Alberta PhD student who studies environmental social movements.

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Greenpeace Slams Tar Sands

Posted by mhudema on July 25, 2008

Greenpeace stunt slams ‘tar sands’ tailing ponds
Posted: July 24, 2008, 5:18 PM by Shane Dingman

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Greenpeace Takes to Tar Sands

Posted by mhudema on July 25, 2008

Eleven Greenpeace oil sands protesters arrested and issued trespassing tickets for attempt to block pipeline, then released.

The RCMP in Fort McMurray Alberta arrested 11 Greenpeace activists. The activists were charged for trespassing at the Syncrude Canada Ltd. Aurora oilsands site at around 12:30 p.m. MT Thursday.

Syncrude employees found the activists at the tailings pond, and called the RCMP.

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Greenpeace Invades Syncrude

Posted by mhudema on July 25, 2008

Greenpeace Blocks Pipe At Syncrude Oil Sands Waste Pond

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Shortly after 1 p.m. EDT, 10 activists capped the pipe that discharges toxic waste products into the so-called tailings pond at Syncrude’s Aurora North mine near Fort McMurray, Greenpeace said in a new release.

They also raised a skull-and-crossbones banner over another pipe, and another on the banks of the pond reading “World’s Dirtiest Oil: Stop the Tar Sands.”

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Greenpeace Activists Arrested

Posted by mhudema on July 25, 2008

Greenpeace activists arrested near Fort McMurray

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Updated: Thu. Jul. 24 2008 8:09 PM ET

Eleven Greenpeace activists were arrested at the Syncrude Aurora Oilsands site for trespassing onto the property Thursday afternoon.

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Greenpeace Hangs Banner at Syncrude Toxic Lake

Posted by mhudema on July 25, 2008

July 25, 2008

Greenpeace posts banner at Syncrude tailings pond

By CAROL CHRISTIAN, SUN MEDIA

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FORT McMURRAY — Greenpeace activists were arrested after breaking into Syncrude Canada’s Aurora site yesterday to post banners at the tailings pond where an estimated 500 migratory birds died in April.

The protesters said they tried to block a pipe that flows into the tailings pond, about 75 km north of Fort McMurray or 525 kilometres north of Edmonton, but the attempt was cut short by security.

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