22 Aug '11, 3am

@david_turnbull's piece about @TarSandsAction strikes a beautiful chord! via @grist #nokxl

On Tuesday, I'm taking the day off from my day job, and I'll most likely be getting arrested. I'll be with dozens others, all of us joining hundreds more in the Tar Sands Action taking place between August 20th and September 3rd. We'll be voicing our opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline that the Obama administration is currently considering. While I've been active in the climate fight for several years now, this will be the first time I've joined in this sort of an action. Over the past five years, I have dedicated my life to facilitating NGOs in the US and internationally to collaborate on advocating for ambitious climate policies in Congress and at the United Nations. My work consists of countless conference calls, emails, fights over commas and word choices, and quiet meetings with government officials. I've gotten to travel to some amazing places, only to find myself...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-08-21-taking-the-suits-...

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