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Monday, April 16, 2012

Beyond the Classroom presents Mike Tidwell on "The Environmental Movement to Stop the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Project"

Description:
Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and author of the 2007-2008 University of Maryland First Year Book The Ravaging Tide. Please join us for a panel discussion to understand the dynamics shaping the growing global movement to solve one of the most daunting challenges of our time  global climate change! The panel will focus on the largest environmental protests in the United States in the 21st century that led to the arrest of over 1,200 citizens who were protesting the proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Project that would ship carbon-intensive oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. On January 19, 2012, President Obama rejected the permit for this 1,700 mile pipeline. What strategies led to this successful effort to stop this project? What are the lessons for the environmental movement in future campaigns to prevent global climate change? {Will appear in FYI on Apr 10, 2012
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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