Activists continue sustained sit-ins at the White House to tell President Obama, “NO to the Keystone XL Pipeline!” The Tar Sands Action is two solid weeks of civil disobedience, bringing together protestors from the midwest of the United States and the Indigenous lands of Canada, along with prominent environmentalists. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline will bring dirty oil from the Canadian Tar Sands through the US to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. The Tar Sands are the world’s dirtiest and environmentally destructive form of oil development and one of the biggest climate change offenders. Already known for leaks and disaster, the proposed pipeline will go through the heart of US agricultural and native lands. The pipeline is the “fuse to the world’s largest carbon bomb.” President Obama has the power to stop the permit to the Canadian company, TransCanada, to begin construction of the Keystone XL. www.tarsandsaction.org
Design Action designed the outreach materials for this action, as well as the RV wrap for the Stop Tar Sands Tour. The poster design (which determined the design for the web banner and RV wrap) needed to convey a sense of urgency for the action. But we also wanted to evoke the feeling of peaceful demonstration of protest.
Check out this video talking about the tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFXei1ol-hA&feature=player_embedded.
The Indigenous Day of Action against the Tar Sands will be on September 2 in front of the White House.