09 Oct '11, 4am

McKibben links Occupy Wall Street and anti-Keystone-pipeline movements

McKibben links Occupy Wall Street and anti-Keystone-pipeline movements

McKibben rallies a crowd in D.C. This post is coauthored by Jessica Goad, manager of research and outreach for the Public Lands Project at the Center for American Progress. In keeping with the momentum of the Occupy Wall Street movement, activists took to the streets in Washington, D.C., on Friday to protest the Keystone XL pipeline outside the State Department, where the final public hearing on the project took place. Pipeline opponents are drawing a clear connection between the movements, calling their overnight stay at the building where the Keystone hearings were held #OccupyStateDepartment . As activists explained to Climate Progress on Friday, the climate movement and the Occupy Wall Street movement are both made up of a diverse group of people who feel shut out of the political system by the financial and corporate elite. Tar Sands Action founder Bill McKibben told ...

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