Greenpeace activists scale bridge to Welcome Obama to Canada

    OTTAWA, le 16 févr. /CNW/ - Greenpeace activists welcomed President Obama
to Ottawa this morning with two banners reading "Welcome President Obama" and
"Climate Leaders Don't Buy Tar Sands."
    Around 9 a.m., 10 Greenpeace activists unveiled the banners on the
Alexandra Bridge to encourage the President to show leadership on climate
change and reject dirty oil from the tar sands. At the time of this release,
the banners and climbers were still in place.
    "President Obama and the American public need to know that tar sands
produce the dirtiest oil on earth," said Mike Hudema, Greenpeace tar sands
campaigner. "You can't be a leader on climate change if you support their
development. There is no place for tar sands in the new green economy."

    Full version of the release and background are available at the
Greenpeace Press centre:

    High-resolution photos will be available soon at
    More information on the Tar Sands campaign is available at:
    More information on KYOTOplus is available at:

For further information:

For further information: Jessica Wilson, Media and Public Relations
Officer, (on location) (778) 228-5404; Mike Hudema, Tar Sands Campaigner, (on
location) (780) 504-5601

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