21 Aug '11, 3pm

70 arrested on first day of tar-sands-pipeline protest via @grist @nokxl

Bill McKibben gets arrested in front of the White House. Photo: Shadia Fayne Wood/Tar Sands Action Cross-posted from It's Getting Hot in Here . Seventy people from across the U.S. and Canada were arrested in front of the White House Saturday morning on the first day of a two-week sit-in aimed at pressuring President Obama to deny the permit for a massive new oil pipeline. More than 2,000 additional people are expected to join the daily civil disobedience over the coming days. At stake is what has quickly become the largest environmental test for Obama before the 2012 election: The president must choose whether or not to grant a Canadian company a permit to build a 1,700-mile pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. Environmentalists warn that the pipeline could cause a BP disaster right in America’s heartland, over the largest source of fres...

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