03 Aug '11, 6pm

Massive Tar Sands Pipeline Protest to Hit White House this Month Very important. Please read & share.

Massive Tar Sands Pipeline Protest to Hit White House this Month Very important. Please read & share.

When thousands of protesters take to the White House on August 20th, it may quickly become the largest act of civil disobedience the American climate movement has ever seen. Why is the climate movement honing in on the Keystone XL as a key battle? It's true that the pipeline poses a threat to wildlife and the innumerable ecosystems it will intersect across the nation. But the real issue is the "carbon bomb" that we'd be tethering ourselves to -- and forcing the nation into a continued state of fossil fuel dependency for years to come. Tar sands oil not only emits much more greenhouse gas than conventional oil (it mus be more rigorously refined), but it's still relatively plentiful. Which is why a legion of the United States' top climate scientists have sent a letter to Barack Obama advising him of the dangers of going ahead with the Keystone XL, and asking him to desist. H...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/massive-tar-sands...

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