Monday, August 22, 2011

1252 People Arrested Outside White House in On-going Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Protest

From  1252 people (updated: 9-4-11) have been arrested since Saturday for taking part in sit-ins outside the White House calling on the Obama administration to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed 1,500-mile pipeline to deliver tar sands oil from Canada to refineries in Texas.

Prominent environmental organizer Bill McKibben and over 70 others were arrested on Saturday, 8/20/11, on the first day of a two-week series of actions.  READ McKIBBEN'S ACCOUNT.

Why is climate scientist Jason Box willing to risk arrest in his first-time ever civil disobedience?

Box says "oil sands mining is a moral issue that he feels compelled to address."  Box is "trying to convince President Obama that approving the extension of a controversial oil sands pipeline — the proposed $7 billion, 1,702-mile Keystone XL — would be the equivalent of lighting a fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the planet."  READ MORE.

What are the risks to U.S. citizens and to the environment from the proposed pipeline?

CLICK HERE to see 3 reasons why the Tar Sands pipeline must be stopped.

What you can do:  CLICK HERE to sign the petition to President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline.

For on-going updates on the two-week sit-in, please CLICK HERE.

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