The Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry dirty tar sands oil from Canada all the way to Texas, has hit a major roadblock. Politico broke the story: The State Department’s Office of the Inspector General will conduct an investigation into serious allegations that the Keystone approval process has been corrupted. As Politico notes, there have […]
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By Bill McKibben 350.0rg There are days along any journey that stick with you, and yesterday was one of them. Under perfect blue skies, more than 12,000 people from every corner of the United States descended on Washington DC; then, with great precision, they fanned out to create a human chain that completely surrounded the […]
As many as ten thousand demonstrators gathered in Washington today, joining hands to encircle the White House in a human chain. They called on President Obama to live up to his campaign promises and NOT approve a pipeline to shunt some of the dirtiest oil in the world into America’s heartland. For months, it had […]
The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness released a report yesterday that presents a compelling case why the clean energy sector is critical to the United States’ economic recovery and future job growth. TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not only inconsistent with our country’s energy goals, it would strengthen ongoing efforts to derail the growth of clean energy in the United States.
In a crossover protest with members of Occupy Wall Street/Occupy DC – one which also had a very practical goal – climate activists demonstrating against the tar-sands oil pipeline camped out overnight for 14 hours in front of the State Department building.
Let’s show the activists in New York (and in cities all over the country and the world) that the climate movement stands in solidarity with them. Share this image on Facebook, post it on Twitter, and consider joining a local “occupation” near you. Engage in dialogue and join the conversation that is shaping one of the most exciting grassroots movements in recent memory.