29 Aug '11, 1am

Picture of the day: activists rally at White House against tar sands pipeline ~ #Eco #oil #green #energy #politics

Picture of the day: activists rally at White House against tar sands pipeline ~ #Eco #oil #green #energy #politics

Picture of the day: activists rally at White House against tar sands pipeline Jeremy Hance mongabay.com August 29, 2011 Activists against the tar sands pipeline rally on Saturday in Washington, DC ahead of Hurricane Irene. Photo by: Josh Lopez/Tar Sands Action . Click to enlarge. A two week long civil action is taking place in front of the White House in an attempt to convince the Obama Administration to turn down the Keystone Pipeline XL, which would bring oil from Alberta's tar sands to the US market. Protestors are opposed to the pipeline for a number of reasons, including potential oil spills. However, the main reason is that the tar sands carry a bigger carbon burden than conventional oil, exacerbating the global climate crisis. Many environmentalists have come to see the tar sands pipeline as a test to the Obama Administration's willingness to address climate change ...

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