Earth stories

A Line in the Tar Sands

Indigenous women are a majority of the contributors to A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice (PM Press, $24.95). Here, they write from the front lines of the energy industry's bid to extract more carbon-heavy and planet-warming bitumen from the tar sands of Northern Alberta, Canada, a toxic strip mine the size of Florida. We, in part, read stories of strategizing to oppose corporate interests profiting from ecological destruction. Lively trial-and-error informs the dissent in this timely collection. The book's direct aim is to move more people to resist carbon-fueled climate change to destroy Mother Earth's clean air, land and water. Rock on.