03 Sep '11, 1am

Keystone XL tar sands pipeline makes history as more than 1000 arrested in protest at White House

Today marked a watershed for the environmental community and for civil disobedience as a powerful democratic tool. The number of citizens arrested engaging in peaceful sit-ins at the White House tipped to over 1,000 in the next to last day of the protests. The collective message to the President is that Americans want a secure future – one in which we don’t destroy our lands, pollute our waters and air, and poison communities – to make our energy. A future in which we build-up our communities and increase ecosystem resilience, not tear them down. A future in which we harness energy from the wind and the sun using American know how and technology instead of scraping the bottom of the barrel for our energy. As James Hansen, the President’s chief climatologist said earlier this week before being arrested, we want to find a leader big enough to help us realize our dreams. Toda...

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