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Day 6: 47 arrested
Day 5: 56 arrested
Day 4: 60 arrested
Day 3: 52 arrested
Day 2: 50 arrested
Day 1: 60 arrested (adjusted)
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Total: 325 arrested thus far in DC defending the Earth and future generations

PROTESTERS FROM ALL 50 STATES HAVE GATHERED TO PROTEST THE ONGOING KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE!

THERE’S STILL TIME TO JOIN THE ACTION!

THE POLICE ARE NO LONGER KEEPING PROTESTERS OVERNIGHT.

THEY WILL CHARGE YOU $100 AND RELEASE YOU WITHIN 2 HOURS.

READ ALL ABOUT IT, JOIN, DONATE, SIGN THE PETITION TO OBAMA AT

TarSandsAction.org, or on the TarSandsAction Facebook Page.

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      It never ceases to amaze me how much the U.S. government can be influenced by the mere idea of bringing in more money. Approving the Tar Sands Keystone XL pipeline is a big mistake. Every piece of it is a hazard to our environment. Whether it’s the destroying of land to install it, the risk of spills, or the inevitable increase of greenhouse gas emissions, the pipeline will cause nothing but problems.

      Sure, it will create jobs and give our economy a boost. But at what cost? Producing this monstrosity just deepens our dependence on oil, when we could be focusing on finding an alternative energy resource. Those who are standing at the gates of the White House in protest remember President Obama’s words, “Let’s be the generation that finally frees America from the tyranny of oil…and realizing that few obstacles can withstand the power of millions of voices calling for change.” So Mr. President, where is the change you promised?

Tuesday marks day 4 of the Keystone XL protests outside the White House. 

Why are they protesting?

  • To stop the destruction of 740,000 acres of boreal forest.
  • To prevent 700,000 barrels of crude oil from being pumped through 1,700 miles of pipeline crossing through the heartland of America.
  • Extraction of oil from tar sands is creates more greenhouse gas than conventional methods.
  • Oil and gas pipelines accidents are all too common
  • The pipeline system is unsafe and dangerous for the environment and the people who live near them. 

Ways to contribute:

"Part one of the Tar Sands Action came to a close yesterday, with 243 people sitting in and risking arrest to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This was by far the largest day of action, and a historic statement to President Obama. Protestors stood in the DC heat for over four hours in solemn opposition to the pipeline and the development of the Alberta tar sands.

 

Yesterday’s demonstration also showed the incredible momentum building behind this movement. Every day of last week’s action was larger than the biggest the week prior. Day after day the sit-in grew – from 72 arrests on Tuesday to 111 Wednesday, 137 Thursday, 166 Friday and then 243 on Saturday.

At the rally, Bill McKibben announced that Tar Sands Action will continue with a phase two, with details to be announced within 48 hours of the rally Saturday – to stay in the loop, sign up at www.tarsandsaction.org/next-steps


As environmental activists were handcuffed in front of the White House on Friday, the State Department released the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the massive Keystone XL pipeline that would pump crude oil from the Alberta tar sands in Canada across six western states to stations in Oklahoma and Texas.

Climate change and environmental groups have staged protests against the proposed pipeline across the country in recent months, including a two-week sit-in currently underway in front of the White House.

Police arrested 54 of the protesters outside of the White House on Friday, and organizers say 2,000 people from across the country are expected to participate in the nonviolent demonstration calling on President Obama to step in and cancel the project. A total of 381 protesters have been arrested in the demonstration so far.

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT!
via Thomas Frank:

Total: 381 arrested thus far in DC defending the Earth and future generations

PROTESTERS FROM ALL 50 STATES HAVE GATHERED TO PROTEST THE ONGOING KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE!

THERE’S STILL TIME TO JOIN THE ACTION!

THE POLICE ARE NO LONGER KEEPING PROTESTERS OVERNIGHT.

THEY WILL CHARGE YOU $100 AND RELEASE YOU WITHIN 2 HOURS.

READ ALL ABOUT IT, JOIN, DONATE, SIGN THE PETITION TO OBAMA AT

TarSandsAction.org, or on the TarSandsAction Facebook Page.

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