Browsing the "Keystone Pipeline" Tag

Tar Sands Action Deemed Largest Collective Civil Disobedience in U.S. this Century

September 4th, 2011 | by Kate Follot

On September 3rd, hundreds of people gathered in Lafayette Park for the final day of the rally against the Tar Sands at the end of the two week sit down protest at the White House. An estimated 1252 people were arrested during this two week continuous peaceful protest, making it the largest collective act of Civil Disobedience in the U.S. in decades


State Department Finds "Few Environmental Risks" in Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline

August 26th, 2011 | by Tom Schueneman

The US State Department released today its finalized environmental review of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) does little more than affirm the State Department's preliminary findings that the 1700-mile-long pipeline from Alberta, Canada to Texas will pose "limited adverse impacts" on the environment. The finding comes in spite of the fact that a branch of the Keystone pipeline already in operation has been riddled with leaks just in its first year of operation


Hundreds Arrested (Including Me) in DC: The Protest Against the Keystone XL Pipeline and Why the Uproar

August 24th, 2011 | by Kate Follot

Ending only September the 3rd, a group is planned to protest every day for two weeks, and more than 2100 people have signed up. Already, an estimated 222 people have been arrested, 65 on Saturday, 45 on Sunday, 52 on Monday and 60 on Tuesday, including Canadian actors Margot Kidder (best known as Lois Lane in four of the original Superman movies) and Tantoo Cardinal (indigenous actor best known for her roles in Legends of the Fall, Dances with Wolves, and Smoke Signals)



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