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We look at why it’s imperative that Barack Obama says no to the Keystone XL pipeline if he is serious about acting on climate change, and if he doesn’t want to be implicated in the cultural genocide of First Nations in Canada. The pipeline would help drive Canada’s proposed expansion of its already devastatingly destructive tar sands industry and we talk to the people who are fighting the project through direct action, a nationwide divestment campaign, legal challenges and a range of imaginative interventions. We also look at how Canada and the UK have been secretly meddling in Europe’s attempts to say no to dirty tar sands oil. But we start the show by looking at the way the actual climate and perhaps the political climate is changing in the US as President Barack Obama starts his second term of office.
Written, produced and narrated by Phil England. For full archive of programmes and further information visit: http://climateradio.org
Note: It's 60:30 in length but ends with 2:30 of music so can be faded.
For references relating to this programme visit: http://climateradio.org/defusing-the-tar-sands-climate-bomb/