Thursday, September 8, 2011
September 8, 2011: Environmental Civil Disobedience: Can It Move Obama to Reject The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline?
Environmentalists arrested in front of the White House over the last few weeks over a controversial proposal say they’ll dog Obama for another two months and urge him to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would extend from Alberta’s tar sands to Texas. Tar sands oil is one of the dirtiest and most environmentally destructive projects. Tarsandsaction.org organizers say it’s bad for the country, bad for the environment and ultimately, a bad idea for Obama politically. Martha Baskin has the story.