03 Jul '11, 12am

Environmental Leaders Encourage Civil Disobedience To Stop Keystone XL Pipeline | Care2 Causes

Environmental Leaders Encourage Civil Disobedience To Stop Keystone XL Pipeline | Care2 Causes

Last week, eleven veterans of the environmental movement issued an open letter to Canadians and Americans inviting them to participate in a massive public protest of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline expansion. The letter’s signatories, which include David Suzuki, Bill McKibben, and Wendell Berry and climate scientist James Hansen, say that the time has come to move from letter writing and petition signing to something that’s more likely to get the government’s attention: civil disobedience at the nation’s capital. The invitation can be read in its entirety at tarsandsaction.org , but here are a few choice excerpts (emphasis and links added): As you know, the planet is steadily warming: 2010 was the warmest year on record, and we’ve seen the resulting chaos in almost every corner of the earth. And as you also know, our democracy is increasingly controlled by special intere...

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