Climate Justice

  • Climate Activists Arrested for Disrupting Colorado Governor’s Speech

    January 14, 2020
    UPDATE (1/25/20): The Denver District Attorney’s office said on Thursday that they will seek to dismiss the charges of the 33 people arrested. The five minors who were cited have already had their charges dismissed. Denver, CO – On Thursday, 33 people were arrested at…...
  • CO Community Turns up Pressure on Last Day of Climate Strike

    September 29, 2019
    Broomfield, CO – On September 29, 2019, as a culmination to the global climate strike week of action, Colorado residents will be rallying at Anthem Community Park to exercise their first amendment rights in a public forum. The park is adjacent to Extraction Oil &…...
  • Hundreds Rally in Opposition to Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline in Minnesota

    September 28, 2019
    Duluth, MN – Hundreds are gathering today along the shores of Lake Superior. The Gichi-gami (“Lake Superior” in Ojibwe) Gathering‘s goal is to bring together opponents of the Line 3 oil pipeline to express their ongoing opposition to the tar sands pipeline project. Opponents of…...
  • Touring Activists Build Momentum Toward Climate Justice

    May 8, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Dozens attended a presentation by German climate justice activists on mass mobilizations from the front lines of resistance to climate catastrophe. The event was the second-to-last stop on a U.S. speaking tour organized by Rising Tide North America this past spring. Members…...
  • ‘Valve Turners’ Shut Down Enbridge Oil Pipelines in Minnesota

    February 4, 2019
    Itasca County, Minnesota – Today four people calling themselves the “Four Necessity Valve turners” shut down Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 4 tar sands oil pipelines in Minnesota citing “imminent and irreversible damage being done to the planet.” The activists entered pipeline service locations and…...
  • Charges Dismissed in Pipeline Shutdown Case

    October 10, 2018
    Bagley, MN – Charges were dismissed against Emily Johnston, Annette Klapstein, and their support person Ben Joldersma in a criminal case stemming from an October 11, 2016 action that shut down tar sands oil from flowing through Enbridge’s Line 4 and Line 67. Tuesday’s dismissals…...
  • Forty Arrested in Sit-Down at BP Refinery – Break Free Midwest

    May 18, 2016
    Whiting, IN – Forty arrests were made in a ‘soft’ direct action at British Petroleum’s (BP) largest United States Tar Sands refinery in Whiting, Indiana as part of international actions (Break Free 2016) to break free from fossil fuels. On May 15th, 2016, over a…...
  • Largest #TarSandsResistance March in Midwest History

    June 9, 2015
    On June 6th, an estimated 5,000 people from across the United States took the streets of St. Paul in the Midwest’s largest Anti-Tar Sands march. The Tar Sands Resistance March came a day after the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved permission for the $2.6 billion…...