16 Aug '12, 9pm

Texans

Almost exactly a year after we launched civil-disobedience actions in Washington to protest the Keystone XL pipeline, folks across Texas are doing the same thing today. Or rather, they’re doing something bolder and more courageous — instead of trying to make a political point, they’re actually announcing plans to put their bodies on the line to stop the construction of a portion of the pipe. An East Texas landowner shows his opposition to Keystone XL. (Photo c/o Tar Sands Blockade .) I know what you’re thinking: We won at least a temporary victory , blocking approval of Keystone. That’s why Mitt Romney keeps talking about how his first task in office will be getting it going . Indeed, we did carry the day — but only on the portion of the pipeline that crossed the border with Canada and connected to Alberta’s tar sands. The largest civil-disobedience action in the last 30 y...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/texans-putting-their-bodi...

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