03 Sep '11, 12am

Over 1000 Sit-in at White House (+ Top Activism Stories): It was the very top story on Google News this week — a...

Over 1000 Sit-in at White House (+ Top Activism Stories): It was the very top story on Google News this week — a...

There’s a good reason that activists are focusing on President Obama: he has the power to sign — or not sign — a permit that would allow the 2,700 kilometer pipeline to be constructed. The pipeline would run all the way from Alberta, Canada, down to the Gulf of Mexico, carrying nearly one million barrels of oil per day right through America’s heartland. The tar sands are among the most environmentally destructive projects on the planet, and contain the second-largest pool of carbon on the planet (after the oil fields in Saudi Arabia). One of the world’s leading climate scientists, James Hansen of NASA, has declared that burning all of the oil stored in Canada’s tar sands would be “essentially game over for the climate.” Those are strong words, and they deserve to be heeded. In just 24 hours, we’ll join our partners at a public rally outside of the White House, and deliver ...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/09/02/over-1000-sit-in-at-whit...

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