Activists and leaders risk arrest to stop the Keystone XL: Tar Sands Action

• February 13, 2013
February 13, 2013 Civil Disobedience, Source: Tar Sands Action and Shadia Fayne Wood, 2013

February 13, 2013 Civil Disobedience, Source: Tar Sands Action and Shadia Fayne Wood, 2013

At 11am on Wednesday, February 13th, 48 American leaders engaged in civil disobedience at the White House to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and the extraction of tar sands. Those who were arrested include: Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club; Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org; Julian Bond, former president of the NAACP; Danny Kennedy, CEO of Sungevity; Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Connor Kennedy; Daryl Hannah, American actress; Nebraska rancher Randy Thompson, and others on the frontlines of climate change.

This action takes place only four days ahead of the ‘Forward on Climate‘ Rally, when over 20,000 Americans will gather to hold President Obama accountable to her promises on climate action, and demanding that her first step be to reject the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.

Bill McKibben, Source: 350.org

Bill McKibben, Source: 350.org

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