Activists have now deployed a floating banner reading "Dying for Climate
FROM SUNCOR MILLENNIUM PROJECT TAR SANDS SITE, AB, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - A Greenpeace team of activists has now spread a banner on the Athabasca River to support the ongoing blockade at two huge bitumen conveyor belts.
High res photos are now at gallery.greenpeace.ca
There is a dramatic photo of two young women on top of the enormous conveyor belt with a "Tar Sands Climate Crime" banner.
The floating banner, 30 x 7 metre, is below a Suncor bridge on the Athabasca River that connects the company's upgrader on the west bank with the conveyor belts on the east that Greenpeace has stopped.
"The banner message "Dying for Climate Leadership" is for world leaders. They need to take urgent action now to prevent catastrophic climate change," said Bruce Cox, Greenpeace executive director from the action. "Canada is failing to do enough to fight climate change."
Live streaming video continues from the action at
Deploying the banner on the river also highlights the fact that tar sands operations are poisoning the Athabasca, a Canadian heritage river, and threatening people whose lives and livelihoods depend on it.
At the time of this release, activists were still blocking the conveyor and the floating banner was still in place.
Original news release at Greenpeace press centre: http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/press/
SOURCE Green News
For further information: For further information: Note: there has been trouble with a phone Bruce Cox has had. We now have two numbers for him. Bruce Cox, Greenpeace executive director, (416) 419-7341 of the problem phone, (780) 880-8536, at the blockade; Jessica Wilson, Greenpeace media and public relations officer, (778) 228-5404, at the blockade; Mike Hudema, Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner, (780) 504-5601 in Edmonton, available for interviews