The Alberta Tar Sands Network

The Alberta Tar Sands Network is a growing network of First Nations, environmental groups, landowners, and community leaders pushing for an end to rampant tar sands expansion and a transition to a green, renewable economy that protects human and environmental rights.

The network, whose membership hails from across the Province, focuses on the tar sands as it is the largest environmental threat in Alberta.

This network page is:

  • A space to share and amplify the amazing and diverse tar sands and green energy work being done in Alberta.
  • Allows us to highlight key activities, news stories and moments and share successes
  • An accessible resource of key reports, images, maps, fact sheets in one central location.

The content of this site and the work profiled by the Alberta Tar Sands Network (ATSN) represents diverse voices and views.  Every activity and report reflects the views and positions of its authors or the specific organizations identified with that campaign or publication and not necessarily all ATSN members.

We welcome your comments and feedback, but most of all your voices as we come together with a common goal to stop the expansion of the tar sands and build a clean, safe, just energy future for all. 

Featured News

Greenpeace camp to spur action on climate while thousands of climate events are being held worldwide

Edmonton – From September 19th to September 21st Greenpeace will be holding a camp to help train people to push the Alberta and federal governments to take action on the growing climate crisis. Media are invited to attend on the afternoon of Saturday, September 20th. The three-day camp will be held just outside of Edmonton on the shores of Lake Wabamun and will include training in non-violent direct action, theatre activism, volunteer recruitment and campaign planning. The event will coincide with U.N. climate meetings in New York City and a massive day of action that will see over 1,500 climate events in 130 countries worldwide. What: Climate Action Camp. When: 1 pm – 4:45 pm, Saturday, September 20th, 2014. Where: Camp Meywasin, Wabamun Lake, Alberta. Who: Greenpeace Canada and participants concerned about climate change. Alberta is the worst greenhouse gas polluter in the country with the tar sands being the country’s largest contributor. If Canada is to join other nations in taking action on the climate it must address the pollution coming from the tar sands. The camp will train activists to pressure leaders to take climate action.  -30-  Information about the global day of action can be found at: To schedule interviews at the camp contact: Mike Hudema, Greenpeace Canada: 780-504-5601 Read more »

Panels Not Pipelines: a speaking tour about solutions

Alberta has faced more than its fair share of environmental and fiscal horror stories. The province's chaotic emphasis onhydrocarbon development has delivered endless pipeline leaks, growing bitumen pollution and unaccountable one-party government. These problems have left many Albertans wondering if we could write a different story. A story that still... Read more »

Fort Chipewyan to Move Forward on First Solar Project

Media Advisory: Fort Chipewyan to Move Forward on First Solar Project  Fort Chipewyan, Alberta – Fort Chipewyan, which lies downstream from tar sands development, has started to move forward on a different type of energy source this time from the sun. From September 16th to September 22nd solar panels will... Read more »
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