About

The Alberta Tarsands Network (ATSN) is a network of Alberta based organizations concerned about the impacts of rampant tar sands development. The network includes First Nations, environmental groups, landowners, farmers, scientists, community leaders, academics, and grass roots groups.

The purpose of the network is to share information about the devastating impacts the tar sands are having on land, air, water, Treaty and human rights, climate, and the economy and to offer clean, just energy solutions for the Province and nationally.

The network is also a place to share information about upcoming events, action alerts, and opportunities to get more involved. 

The content of this site and the work profiled by the Alberta Tar Sands Network 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, just, and safe energy future. 

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) is a Treaty 8 Denesuline community largely based in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, 200 km downstream from current tar sands development.  The ACFN's traditional territory includes lands within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the Lower Athabasca and North West Saskatchewan planning regions.  Much of their traditional territory is home to tar sands rich deposits currently awaiting project approval from various multi-national oil and gas companies.

Greenpeace Canada

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.

Keepers of the Athabasca

We are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, environmental groups, and Watershed citizens working together for the protection of water, land and air, and thus for all living things today and tomorrow in the Athabasca River Watershed.

Our mission: To unite the peoples of the Athabasca River and Lake Watershed to secure and protect water and watershed lands for ecological, social, cultural and community health and well being.

Mother Earth Action Co-op

MEAC promotes education and awareness in the topic areas of the Environment/Ecology, Social Justice, Peace and Demilitarization, Indigenous Solidarity, Moving to a Non-Nuclear and Non-Fossil Fuel Energy Future, Deepening the Quality of Democracy, and Envisioning Sustainable Alternatives to Global Capitalism.

Sierra Club Prairie

From the plains to the mountains, our mission is to develop a diverse, well trained grassroots network working to protect the integrity of our local and global ecosystems.