05 Sep '11, 4am

"This is the Biggest Civil Disobedience Action in the US this Century": Bill McKibben : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

"This is the Biggest Civil Disobedience Action in the US this Century": Bill McKibben Two weeks of sustained protest concluded outside the White House yesterday. Over that time, over 1,250 people were arrested in order to send a single, simple message to the Obama administration: Do not approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline, currently pending approval, would carry the exceptionally dirty tar sands oil 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada to American refineries along the Gulf Coast. Just as the final protesters were being arrested right outside the gate separating Pennsylvania Avenue and the president's residence, I caught up with Bill McKibben to get his thoughts on the event's conclusion. View the entire comment thread.

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