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BBC screening of tar sands film

Oct 23

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The legal challenge against tar sands developments within the ancestral lands of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation


This Monday 26 October, BBC One is screening a half hour programme on
The Co-operative’s ethical campaigning and support for the Beaver Lake
Cree Nation in their legal challenge against tar sands developments
within their ancestral lands.

The Beaver Lake Cree Nation is a small indigenous community in Alberta,
Canada, whose lands are being destroyed, degraded or threatened by the
large scale deforestation and pollution arising from tar sands
developments. They have launched a legal challenge, taking on not just
the Canadian and Albertan Governments, but also every major oil company
in the world, whose expansion plans for the tar sands could be
jeopardised by the case.

This fight is a true David versus Goliath battle, with the lawsuit
potentially the only thing between us and runaway climate change.

To find out more about the tar sands, and the Ethical Consumer campaign
against them, see our tar sands boycott pages.
The film is to be screened on BBC 1 North West, and may be shown
nationally if it looks to be a success.  To encourage a national
screening, watch it on iPlayer.


Watch the programme: Monday 26 October, 7.30pm:
BBC One North West
Sky channel 978
Freesat channel 955
Watch it on iPlayer from Tuesday 27 October -
Watch it on BBC World News on Wednesday 28 October at 7.30pm GMT




1 comment(s) so far...

Re: BBC screening of tar sands film

Why is this programme no longer available for viewing?

By Alison Bate on   07/04/2010 00:24


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