08 Sep '11, 7am

OnEarth magazine wants to hear from people who were arrested while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline: #nokxl

OnEarth magazine wants to hear from people who were arrested while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline: #nokxl

A total of 1,252 people were arrested in late August and early September 2011 for blocking access to the White House. The purpose of their organized protest : To urge Barack Obama, a president who most of them supported and fervently believed in, to turn down approval for the 1,600-mile Keystone XL pipeline , which would transport tar sands oil from western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Those detained include men and women from across the country. We asked two of them -- who live on opposite coasts, whose ages are nearly half a century apart, and who had never engaged in civil disobedience before -- to tell us what drove them to seek arrest. Here are their stories. Were you arrested? Tell us yours .

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/tar-sands-jailbirds

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