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Tar Sands Mine Action - Greenpeace The Greenpeace blockade began at 8 am Tuesday 15 September 2009 when 25 activists went into the Shell mine located in the tar sands development in northern Alberta, Canada. They blockaded a giant shovel and two giant trucks. At one point the whole mining operation was shut down in response to the Greenpeace blockade. The activists stayed for more than 30 hours to focus attention on the urgent need for action on climate change.
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