23 Feb '12, 2pm

Blog: in awe of people power after major #tarsands success.

Blog: in awe of people power after major #tarsands success.

I’m having one of those moments when I’m genuinely in awe of what people power can do when there’s enough of us working together to take on the most polluting companies in the world. Just a couple of months ago, it was revealed that the UK – following intense lobbying by the oil industry and its Canadian government allies – was seeking to sabotage a European plan that would prevent oil derived from tar sands ending up in cars across our continent. As you’ll know, tar sands extraction causes the destruction of important forests, water pollution and vast amounts of carbon emissions – it’s no exaggeration to say it’s probably the dirtiest fuel on Earth. Together with our colleagues in Friends of the Earth, the Co-operative, People and Planet, 38 Degrees and Avaaz, we mobilised tens of thousands of us so together we could all pile pressure onto Nick Clegg and his Lib Dem trans...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/tar-sands-victo...

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