Here's a poster I just finished writing and illustrating for the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands. I'll have prints of it available soon, but decided to also offer it as Creative Commons. You can download your own, and print it out. Here's the text accompanying the artwork:
"On July 22nd 2013, four people locked themselves to construction equipment outside of Lansing, disrupting expansion of Enbridge's Line 6B pipeline, the same pipeline that burst into the Kalamazoo River in 2010 causing the largest land-oil spill in US history. Four actions took place over the summer; others involved skateboarding into a pipeline, tree sits, and soft blockades.The four arrested on the 22nd are members of the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MICATS), and are now facing felony charges equivalent to that of "assaulting an officer" for their acts of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Enbridge's Line 6B carries tar sands oil, one of the dirtiest and most destructive fossil fuels on the planet. The tar sands process rapidly boosts carbon emissions and is quickly accelerating the climate crisis. Because of large gaps in oversight and accountability, Enbridge has successfully laid the groundwork for an explosion of new tar sands development in Canada that is being piped through our state as the tar sands are transported to the East Coast for export. This increase exposes the already threatened Great Lakes to larger and more toxic pipeline spills. In addition to the 2010 Kalamazoo river spill, Enbridge is responsible for 700 other spills in the past ten years.
The Enbridge extraction projects continue to jeapardize the health and safety of Michigan's citizen's and Michigan's ecosystem, while the EPA estimates that 80,000 to 280,000 gallons of tar sands oil still remain in the Kalamazoo River. We can no longer let the state, and the fossil fuel industry decide our relationship to the environment and to each other. We can no longer wait for others to protect our state for us. Stand in solidarity with "the Felonious Four", take your own action, and learn more about MICATS at http://www.michigancats.org"
Download it here, print it, and do what you wish!!! Please tag photos as you do, my tag is @heypatyeah, we love to see!