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DENVER NEW YEARS EVE

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Come join us as various activist groups (from around the Denver/Boulder area) and community members come and stand together in solidarity to raise awareness of Suncor Tar Sands Refinery's recent oil leak in the Sand Creek and South Platte River at Commerce City.

BACKGROUND:
It was reported in late November that oil has been discovered in the South Platte River. Very little coverage from the media was published at the time of the discovery, but, until recently, it has been confirmed that gas-like sludge has been found on the edges of the river. It is unknown how long this leak has been present in the water. This water is a major source for drinking water, wild-habitat and agricultural uses for the Midwest, but the water is now contaminated and is non-usable for everyone and everything.

**Suncor Energy is the oldest tar sands producers, up to 90% of its production comprised of tar sands bitumen. The company uses its Colorado refinery to process some of the heavy tar sands co…