Published on August 29th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


Top NASA Scientist & 140 More Arrested at White House Today (18 Photos, 1 Video)

August 29th, 2011 by

The stream of activists willing to get arrested in front of the White House to try to block the development of the Tar Sands XL pipeline in the U.S. continues to flow strong. Today, over 140 activists were arrested, including top NASA climate scientist Dr. James Hansen. The total number of arrested citizens is 522 now. Here are great pictures of today’s event. As you can see, the activists are not just wild young hippies — they are people of all stripes and ages.

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NASA climate scientist Dr. James Hansen after arrest. Photo Credit: Josh Lopez

Here’s a new video from MicKibben and the crew as well:

For more photos, head on over to tarsandsaction on flickr.

You can also keep up with news on the Tar Sands Action site.

A big thanks to all the activists out there working to protect our world for our children and grandchildren and more. If wish I could join them (but doesn’t seem like a good idea now that I am living across the pond.)


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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.

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