22 Aug '11, 5am

Dozens Arrested in Pipeline Protest | Care2 Causes

Dozens Arrested in Pipeline Protest | Care2 Causes

Dozens of protesters, including environmental activist Bill McKibben, were arrested and jailed in Washington DC this weekend while protesting a plan by the company TransCanada to build the controversial XL pipeline that would carry oil from the Alberta tar sands 1,700 miles to Texas. Activists are concerned about the pipeline’s potentially disastrous environmental impact. The initial arrests are part of a planned two-week action to raise awareness of the pipeline project and prevent its construction. President Obama has the authority to sign off on, or reject, the proposed pipeline; Congress has no say in the matter. The State Department will issue a final environmental report at the end of this month, and the President then has 90 days to decide whether the project will move forward. Activist Jane Hamsher was arrested on Saturday; she was released later that evening, and ...

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