Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands (DCATS)

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Description

DCATS is a Detroit collective of concerned individuals and organizations whom are uniting in efforts toward the elimination and removal of tar sands petroleum refinement. This is the Detroit branch of MiCATS - Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands.

Future Events

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Past Events

Wednesday
Jan
6
2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is holding public hearings January 6th, 2016 to address two Permit to Install applications submitted by Marathon Oil in an area already known as a Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Nonattainment area, 48217. The MDEQ tells us in the paperwork they send out, that, by installing a gasoil hydrotreater (GOHT) feed heater, a GOHT reactor, referred to as the Tier 3 Fuels Project, will result in gasoline with lower sulfur content (great news, except for those living in the so called sulfur dioxide nonattainment area in the shadow of the Marathon plant).They also are requesting a permit/approval to install eight Liquid Propane storage tanks. MDEQ has already stated that they intend to approve both permits! They are required to hold a public hearing, even though they have already made up their minds. There will be an information session from 6PM til 7PM, and the public hearing will be held starting at 7 PM. If you would like a copy of the documents ahead of time to plan your approach you can call the MDEQ and request that they mail you a copy. The "Notice of Air Pollution Comment Period and Public hearing, the "Fact Sheet," and the draft permit ciinditions regarding MDEQ's analysis of the proposed projects are available at http://www,\deq.state.mi.us/aps/cwerp.shtml or you can call Andrew J, Drury, Senior Environmental Engineer, Permit Section, Air Quality Division, at 1-517-284-6792.
Thursday
Jul
10
2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 8:30-10pm
8:30-10pm
Venue:
@
Roosevelt Park
Candlelight vigil, speakers, "Light Brigade Action " and more.
Wednesday
Feb
26
2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 3-6pm
3-6pm
Venue:
@
Anchor Bar, The
Sending the Enbridge 3 Some Love before Sentencing Party Join us at the Anchor Bar this Wednesday at 6 to send letters of love, encouragement and support to the MiCats3/Enbridge3. Getting letters in jail is like Christmas so how lovely would it be for them to receive a big stack of uplifting letters before sentencing March 5th. What better way to show love than to get together to write letters, eat yummy food, enjoy each other’s company, get updates for court and how they are doing. Please bring PLAIN 4″x6″ postcards (index cards), stamps, pens & pencils if you can, otherwise some will be provided. Please join us in solidarity even if you're not in the Detroit area or can't make it by sending letters or having your own letter writing party. We know this is last minute but it only takes a few minutes to write a letter and a perfect excuse to get together. We estimate that letters should be sent no later than Thursday February 27th for them to get them before court. What ever letters made that night DCATS will send out the next day!! http://www.facebook.com/events/254119031432618/
Thursday
Jan
30
2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 8am-5pm
8am-5pm
*UPDATE* The MI-CATS trial resumes, and is expected to end on Thursday. ------------------------------------------------------------ Before sunrise Vicci Hamlin, Barbara Carter, Lisa Leggio and Will Lawrence put their lives on the line in an act of civil disobedience by locking down to heavy machinery to halt expansion of Enbridge Line 6B, the same location of the largest on land oil spill in history. "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." Jury selection and trial will begin on January 27th. These courageous cats face 2-3 years in prison for an act of peaceful civil disobedience. STAND WITH MICATS! We will update this page: https://www.facebook.com/events/464055493713273 as we receive more information.
Monday
Jan
27
2014
Monday, January 27, 2014 from 6am-6pm
6am-6pm
Before sunrise Vicci Hamlin, Barbara Carter, Lisa Leggio and Will Lawrence put their lives on the line in an act of civil disobedience by locking down to heavy machinery to halt expansion of Enbridge Line 6B, the same location of the largest on land oil spill in history. "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." Jury selection and trial will begin on January 27th. These courageous cats face 2-3 years in prison for an act of peaceful civil disobedience. STAND WITH MICATS! We will update this page: https://www.facebook.com/events/464055493713273 as we receive more information. Time will be announced as soon as we know!! https://micats.sharetribe.com/en The above link can be used to coordinate rides. Just make a quick account and get coordinatin'!
Monday
Nov
25
2013
Monday, November 25, 2013 from 9-9:30am
9-9:30am
TRIAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 27th, 2014. Before sunrise Vicci Hamlin, Barbara Carter, Lisa Leggio and Will Lawrence put their lives on the line in an act of civil disobedience by locking down to heavy machinery to halt expansion of Enbridge Line 6B, the same location of the largest on land oil spill in history. "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." Jury selection and trial will begin on November 25. These courageous cats face 2-3 years in prison for an act of peaceful civil disobedience. STAND WITH MICATS! We will update this page as we receive more information. Time will be announced as soon as we know!! https://MICats.ShareTribe.com The above link can be used to coordinate rides. Just make a quick account and get coordinatin'!
Tuesday
Nov
19
2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands "DCATS", Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and 1515 Broadway will co-host the film showing of "Tipping Point- The End of Oil". Doors open at 6:00. (Well actually, 1515, as many of you know is a coffee shop and is open all day! Come early and get some dinner or a drink. 1515 is a great independent business to support, the owner Chris is supportive of all we do!) We are encouraging people to come at 6:00 and network with each other before the film. Many of us are working on similar issues and don't have time to connect. Others might be interested in meeting some of the activists working on these issues and they are sure to be in the house! Film starts promptly at 7:00 pm. D-Cat, Valerie Jean will lead a discussion following the film, and share some of what the D-Cats are working on locally. T-Shirts and other items may be available for purchase. We are asking for a $5 donation to cover basic expenses. If people are interested in a regular Social Justice film venue. This can become a monthly event.
Saturday
Sep
21
2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 12:30-3pm
12:30-3pm
Venue:
@
Kemeny Park
Folks from across MI will come together in southwest Detroit on September 21st to peacefully form a line of resistance against tar sands and dirty energy; a human line. We will deliver the people’s demands, share our visions for a better future, and stand in solidarity with frontline communities across the country and globe that are treated as sacrifice zones by corporate polluters in their pursuit of profit and power. Participants will gather at 1pm at Kemeny Park at 2260 S. Fort Street, with members from the Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands, Ann Arbor 350 Local, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands, and other allies to connect with each other, hear from some local artists, and develop our demands before we walk, bike, and march a few blocks to Marathon to deliver our demands. We will “Draw the Line” alongside each other on the public sidewalk in front of the Marathon tar sands refinery. Individuals will be invited to share their stories and vision for a future that works for all of us. We are also inviting folks to come early and meet at the Old Michigan Central Train Station, 2405 W Vernor Hwy, at 12:30pm to join in the 6 mile “Marathon Bike-ride” with local bicycle groups that will join the rest of us at Kemeny park at 1pm. Why we are Drawing the Line: Life on this planet is depending on us to quickly transition beyond the exploitative and destructive systems and practices of our past. Systems fueled by dirty energy and the insatiable pursuit of profit and power must be replaced with a way of living that works in harmony with natural systems and each other, and creates meaningful work that doesn’t force individuals to choose between a paycheck and a job that jeopardizes the planet’s ability to sustain life. Our efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change and create the beloved community must be grounded in work to evolve away from a materialistic, market dominated society focused solely on the pursuit of profit, toward one aligned with community resilience, racial/social equity, and ecological stewardship. A new narrative is being written across the globe as part of the resistance rising to move past fossil fuels and other exploitative and oppressive systems and win the right to a future that works for everyone. What that future looks like is entirely up to us.
Monday
Sep
16
2013
Monday, September 16, 2013 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Venue:
@
Kemeny Park
We will be canvassing in the 48217 zip code to generate community awareness of the Draw The Line Event that will take place at Kemeny Park on September 21, 2013. We will pass out fliers and talk with community members by going door to door in the most heavily polluted zip code in Michigan.
Saturday
Sep
14
2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
Venue:
@
Eastern Market
In anticipation of the Draw the Line event on September 21, we will have a group of people passing out fliers at Eastern Market this Saturday, September 14th. We will meet by the Gazebo (on the north end of the market off of Russell St.) at noon. At The Draw the Line event folks from across MI will come together in southwest Detroit on September 21st as a part of the National Day of Action happening in over 155 cities across the US to peacefully form a line of resistance against tar sands and dirty energy; a human line. We will deliver the people’s demands, share our visions for a better future, and stand in solidarity with frontline communities across the country and globe that are treated as sacrifice zones by corporate polluters in their pursuit of profit and power. If you would like to assist us in getting the word out about the Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands event, which will be in solidarity with events all across the nation, please come out to help us spread the word.