15 Dec '11, 12am

From @treehugger: #Occupy & 350.org Stage "Human Oil Spill" at John Boehner's Office: #noKXL #350ppm

From @treehugger: #Occupy & 350.org Stage "Human Oil Spill" at John Boehner's Office: #noKXL #350ppm

Hundreds of 350.org climate activists and Occupy Wall Street protesters flocked to Speaker of the House John Boehner's Ohio office today, and proceeded to stage a "human oil spill ". The action was intended to draw attention to the GOP's efforts to attach a provision to a popular payroll tax cut bill that would clear the way for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Garbed in black, the activists acted out a scene in which the pipeline ruptured and spread oil across a pristine Midwestern environment. © Josh Lopez, 350.org The president had announced last month that he would delay the decision on whether to approve the pipeline until 2013, but the fossil fuel industry interests don't seem to want to take no for an answer. And the politicians they've invested in appear eager to help ram the unpopular proposal through. Last night, 234 Congressmen voted to approve the Keystone X...

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