31 Aug '11, 9am

NASA Scientist James Hansen and Darryl Hannah Arrested at Keystone Pipeline Protest

NASA Scientist James Hansen and Darryl Hannah Arrested at Keystone Pipeline Protest

Hansen and 20 other leading scientists sent a letter to the Whitehouse urging Obama to stop the construction of the pipeline. The letter declared , “If the pipeline is to be built, you as president have to declare that it is ‘in the national interest.’ As scientists, speaking for ourselves and not for any of our institutions, we can say categorically that it’s not only not in the national interest, it’s also not in the planet’s best interest.” Jim Wallis, the best-selling evangelical author and minister who served on Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, supports the protesters. “Developing the tar sands in Canada and building the Keystone XL pipeline through six states in the American Midwest is the wrong direction for our country and derails progress of building a responsible energy infrastructure,”

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/nasa-scientist-james-...

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