Note: Will Bennington is a Development Associate with Global Justice Ecology Project, and a member of Rising Tide Vermont.
-The GJEP Team
By Will Bennington, January 29, 2013.
Photo: Will Bennington
Hartford, Conn.—Prospective investors in the Canadian tar sands were met by demonstrators yesterday at a meeting hosted by the US Commercial Service and the Canadian Consulate General.
Throughout the morning, climate justice organizers with Green Mountain Earth First!, Rising Tide Vermont, and Capitalism vs. the Climate attempted to enter the highly guarded meeting, although no demonstrators were able to pass through security check points.
The meeting, described on the Export.gov website as, “…an opportunity for Connecticut businesses in the areas of Oil and Natural Resource Service sector to explore concrete opportunities for export in support of the ongoing development in the Alberta Oil Sands region,” involved billions of dollars of investment opportunities. Sponsors included Exxon-Mobil subsidiary Imperial Oil, Suncor Energy, Canadian Natural Resources Limited and Cenovus. ….(more).