19 Jun '12, 4pm

Green: Activist Artist vs. Pipeline

The James Gang Go ask Alice: Lewis Carroll’s heroine challenges plans for the Northern Gateway pipeline. An illustrated article that takes a leaf from “Alice in Wonderland” has gained something of an online following, prompting thousands of people to urge the Canadian government to halt development of the Northern Gateway oil pipeline . In this “visual essay,” posted by the Canadian activist Franke James at her Web site, Alice poses a series of questions about the pipeline’s environmental risks to the Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper , and his minister of natural resources, Joe Oliver , in brightly illustrated cartoon-like frames. The piece has inspired over 6,700 viewers to sign and send an automated letter posted beneath the essay to the Canadian government, according to a counter on the Web site. Plans call for the Northern Gateway oil pipeline to transport oil f...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/activist-artist...

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