wow, what an inspiring story! good news!

remember this summer, when climate activists protested the keystone XL pipeline in front of the white house? they got themselves arrested in civil disobedience (for protesting in front of the white house?!?) to prevent the ‘game over for the climate.’

on nov 6, more than 10,000 protesters came back and circled the white house to demand an end to the pipeline. and this massive public pressure finally resulted in a victory!! last night i got an e-mail, that the decision was delayed, effectively killing the project!

this is a spectacular victory, because it seemed so unlikely: it was expected that this would pass easily, not a lot of people outside of the affected areas knew about this project, and the protest came amidst a news media dominated by the financial markets. this is a great victory, and should be a huge motivator to continue fighting the good fight!

nice video from the tar sand protests in front of the white house!

posted about this before, but this seems to be getting huge! so far 275 people have let themselves be arrested to protest the keystone xl pipeline. more info from the ny times, salon.com, grist's nice video & a slightly longer guardian feature.

if you’re a US resident, you can support the protests by signing the petition! if civil disobedience is not for you, or you’re not in D.C., join the worldwide action day moving planet on september 24!

more than 50 people are held in jail after the tar sands civil disobedience action in front of the white house protesting the keystone xl pipeline, including bill mckibben. the protests are supposed to continue during the next two weeks. if you’re a US resident, you can also support them by signing the petition!

more than 50 people are held in jail after the tar sands civil disobedience action in front of the white house protesting the keystone xl pipeline, including bill mckibben. the protests are supposed to continue during the next two weeks. if you’re a US resident, you can also support them by signing the petition!