Come on out on Thursday April 25th to the 27 Social Centre, Denver & Friday April 26th to the Rad-ish Collective, Boulder for a teach-in by the Utah Tar Sands Roadshow, which is a listening project and educational presentation about the impact of tar sands extraction on people, water, and the land. Tar sands development is one of the most destructive industries on earth–and a Canadian company is bringing it to Utah unless we rise up to stop it before it starts.
Tar sands are geological deposits containing bitumen. In order recover oil, bitumen must be strip-mined, pulverized, chemically separated, and then extensively refined. This process requires enormous amounts of energy input and requires 1.5 – 3 barrels of water for every barrel of oil created. Utah is the second most arid state in the nation and tar sands extraction would tap already stressed watersheds. The proposed mine lies in the Colorado River watershed, which 30 million people downstream rely on for agriculture and drinking water.
The Utah Tar Sands Roadshow is on a journey around the region weaving together stories of resistance and resilience in the face of tar sands and other forms of extreme energy extraction. Our collection of interviews and conversations will be constantly updated on our website and compiled into a production to help educate people on the impacts of tar sands mining in the United States and the world.
free! kid-friendly! the space is physically accessible
More info on Utah Tar Sands Roadshow here!