FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A Greenpeace protest has shut down Shell's giant Albian Sands oilsands mine in Alberta on the eve of a meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama.
Two-dozen protesters from Canada, the U.S. and France chained themselves to huge earth movers and placed giant banners on the ground reading, "Tar Sands: Climate Crime."
Shell (TSX:SHC) says it is attempting to negotiate an end to the protest and a company official has invited the protesters to sit down in an office to discuss their concerns.
But a Greenpeace spokeswoman says they will continue the demonstration.
Greenpeace activist Mike Hudema says Obama, Harper and other world leaders should show climate leadership and abandon using oil from the oilsands.