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.