Niagara Falls, not just for honeymooners

Visitors to Niagara Falls today got a reminder that the natural beauty and well being of our planet is threatened if we don’t put an end to environmentally disastrous practices like the production of tar sands oil. Major props to my friends Nick and Logan and all the folks who took part in this action today!
 from itsgettinghotinhere.org

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Before dawn this morning, a small team of climate and Native Rights activists rappelled from the US observation deck at Niagara Falls. Dangling hundreds of feet above the ground, they sent a special welcome message to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper ahead of his first official visit to the White House to push dirty Tar Sands oil.
Tomorrow’s visit to the U.S. by Prime Minister Harper is the latest attempt by Canadian Federal and Provincial officials to lock in subsidies for 22 new and expanded refinery projects and oil pipelines crisscrossing 28 states, which would transport and process the dirty tar sands oil. Many are concerned that Prime Minister Harper wants to protect the tar sands oil industry from climate regulation, even though it is one of the fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.
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