Utah Tar Sands Week of Action

A Canadian petroleum company is planning to open the first U.S. tar sands mine in Eastern Utah, and people from across the country are descending on Green River Utah to make sure this project never breaks ground. Big oil has already paid their way to regulatory approval, but will only move forward if they can prove that digging up tar sands makes financial sense. That's where we come in -- with peaceful resistance we will show them that we can't afford this dangerous project. Join us for a week of events and action camp. 

What: Utah Tar Sands Week of Action
Where: Green River, Utah
Why: To stop the first tar sands mine in the United States


On Thursday, July 18th, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben is headed to Moab, Utah! Click here to get tickets for his talk with local leaders, including Dave Harper, Spokesperson for the Mohave Elders of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and John Weisheit of Living Rivers & Colorado Riverkeeper, in the fight against the tar sands.

July 20th-21st will be a weekend of workshops and trainings as we prepare for the next wave of actions with the Downstream Community Leadership Training! Sign up here. This training will be for anyone who considers themselves to be living downstream from the pollution this project will bring. In partnership with Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, we’ll be joining with Southeastern Utahns, indigenous allies, and others for a training in non-violent direct action, civil disobedience, and creative communication.

On July 23rd-29th, Canyon Country Rising Tide is hosting a Direct Action Training Camp! This week will be filled with a training in non-violent direct action, a discussion on climate justice and the intersection between social injustice and the climate crisis, an introduction to the issues of tar sands, oil shale, and energy development in the region, a session about community organizing, and much more. Details and a full schedule of events can be found here

Organized by: Peaceful Uprising, CanyonCountry Rising Tide & Before It Starts

Join the Action:

Are you participating in the event as a part of an organization or community group?

Action Agreements:

  • I promise to be nonviolent and peaceful in all of my activities during the action.
  • I will be dignified in dress and demeanor – these are serious issues, and we want to be taken seriously.
  • I knowingly and freely assume all risks, even if arising from the negligence of others, and assume full responsibility for my participation in this action.