Thursday, August 18, 2011

Demonstrations against Keystone XL planned for Washington starting Aug. 20

Several groups working under the umbrella agency Tar Sands Action (TSA) plan a two-week sit-in protest starting Aug. 20 at the White House. Activists are being asked to get arrested during the civil disobedience event.

The protest is expected to attract environmental groups and activists like the Natural Resources Defense Council, Hollywood celebrities and even religious activists.

"The Keystone XL pipeline puts thousands of miles of our land and waters at risk from toxic spills," Patty Glick of the National Wildlife Federation said. "Frankly the track record for transporting this fuel is really abysmal."

TSA has called on activists to engage in the sort of acts of civil disobedience that are likely to generate national publicity.

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