Media Advisory/Interview Opportunities
Big Oil’s spin gets a much-needed reality check
Academics, economists, scientists and environmental groups join together tomorrow to launch TarSandsRealityCheck.com, which exposes the gritty truth about the tar sands.
Toronto/Washington/Brussels – With high-level pro-oil sands lobbying ongoing in the United States around the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and Europe on the Fuel Quality Directive, this is a critical moment for unveiling TarSandsRealityCheck.com, the most up to date, accurate resource about Alberta’s tar sands.
The digital campaign that will be launched tomorrow by groups in Canada, the United States and Europe presents peer-reviewed, easy to understand facts about the devastating impacts of the tar sands on climate, economy, human rights, land and species, air and water.
Online press conference about TarSandsRealityCheck.com
When: Thursday May 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET, 8:00 a.m. PT
Who:
Dr. Thomas Homer Dixon, University of Waterloo
Dr. Danny Harvey, University of Toronto
Tzeporah Berman, Forest Ethics Advocacy
Hannah McKinnon, Environmental Defence Canada
 
Groups involved in the project include Environmental Defence Canada, Equiterre, Forest Ethics Advocacy, Greenpeace Canada, Natural Resources Defence Council (U.S.), 350.org, Sierra Club U.S. and Transport and Environment (Europe).
 
Register: To participate in the online press conference, please register in advance at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8105032722322703872
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the online press conference.
 
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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
 
Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence Canada, ncarniol@environmentaldefence.cancarniol@environmentaldefence.ca,  416-323-9521 ext. 258; 416-570-2878 (cell)
 
Tzeporah Berman, Forest Ethics Advocacy, 604-313-4713