Publication: A new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Oil Change International quantifies for the first time the financial and carbon impact of public opposition to pipelines and other expanded investment in tar sands production. The report estimates tar sands development lost revenue at $30.9 billion from 2010 through 2013, largely because of a fierce grassroots movement against tar sands development.
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Visual: Enbridge, the largest Canadian pipeline company, has come up with an illegal scheme to nearly double the capacity of its Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline (aka Line 67), igniting a new wave of tar sands imports through Minnesota, to Superior, Wisconsin. Enbridge wants to bypass the Presidential Permit process by transferring the dirty tar sands crude from Alberta Clipper to another pipeline, called Line 3, just north of the border, then re‐ transferring it back to Line 67 once it’s crossed into the U.S.
Visual: Energy East 101, a four-minute handimation gives a comprehensive background on the controversial Energy East pipeline proposed by TransCanada. The video is narrated in English by Maude Barlow, author and national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and in French by Quebec-based activist Steven Guilbeault from Equiterre.
Visual: Energy giant Kinder Morgan is proposing to build an export-only oil pipeline from Alberta to Vancouver, BC. This film tells the stories of the lives and livelihoods that will be directly affected.
Visual: InsideClimate News has posted some portraits and quotes of some of the people we met at the People's Climate March. Here you'll find 23 of 400,000 individuals speaking from their hearts about why they showed up in New York City to march for a clean-energy future.
Visual: Neil Young and Willie Nelson played before 8000 people at Harvest the Hope Concert.
Visual: The UN Climate Summit in New York City clearly moved the ball forward, not so much in the official speeches but on the streets and in the meeting rooms where corporate leaders, investors, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and state and local officials pressed the case for stronger action. President Obama, for one, was as eloquent as ever: “For all the immediate challenges that we gather to address this week there’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate.”
Visual: TSSN is a service to the movement, so we sent a team of media makers to the People's Climate March to capture images for you. Have a look at these albums for photos capturing a few major events over the course of last weekend in New York. If you ever need an image for a blog post, social media graphic, press kit, etc. and so on, please use these freely!