Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Over 1200 arrested in Keystone XL protests

Sept. 6, 2011 By Ed Brayton The Michigan Messenger

The two weeks of planned protests against the Keystone XL pipeline ended
this weekend with 1,252 people arrested outside the White House in an
attempt to convince President Obama to reject a permit to greenlight the

The group that organized the protests, Tar Sands Action, calls the arrests
phase one of a larger movement to convince the U.S. government that the
pipeline would harm the environment too much to be approved. The group
says it will announce phase two this week.

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