20 Aug '11, 2am

Bill McKibben faces jail to block Keystone tar sands pipeline

And it’s not just the environmental movement. Just as progressives of all stripes rallied around the union cause in Wisconsin, so all kinds of people are coming to DC. People from all 50 states have volunteered to be arrested—there are caravans coming from Texas and Nebraska, where landowners are getting angrier all the time. Labor unions are backing the effort, and so are a huge range of faith groups. At the core of the pipeline fight, right from the beginning, have been indigenous groups on both sides of the border—the Indigenous Environmental Network deserves great credit for getting this movement up and going. And for green groups—well, there’s a unanimous understanding that this is the biggest call the president will make on climate change going forward. We didn’t get a climate bill, and we won’t anytime soon thanks to Congress. But we can get this.

Full article: http://redgreenandblue.org/2011/08/19/bill-mckibben-faces...

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