We haven't forgotten about the Keystone XL pipeline

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This afternoon we were at a packed Warner Theater in Washington, DC, along with 1,800 others, as the 350.org Do the Math coast-to-coast tour hit the nation's capital. This is the launching of a new campaign to call on colleges, churches, and others to divest their portfolios of investments in fossil fuel companies -- as was done in the the 1970s and 1980s to delegitimize doing business with the apartheid regime in South Africa. The rally spilled into the street to Freedom Plaza, then circled the White House, calling on President Obama to start demonstrating his own second-term legitimacy and accountabiity on climate change by killing the permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Much more on this to follow in later posts.

See:  Five Reasons Why Obama Should Reject The Keystone XL Pipeline

Bill McKibben & Naomi Klein Do The Math in MA: Divest! Invest! Protest!

Earlier CSW posts:

Jim Hansen arrest at White House tar sands pipeline protest: “We had a dream” (Video)

Keystone XL tar sands pipeline demonstrators surround White House - pipeline permit decision blocked until 2013 (Video)

Scientists urge State Dept to consider climate change in new Keystone XL pipeline review

Climate Science Watch comment to the State Department on the Keystone XL pipeline permit

Obama’s denial of Keystone XL tar sands pipeline permit was an easy decision, for now

At Netroots Nation, activists vs. the ‘inevitable’ tar sands pipeline

Tar Sands Blockade support rally (Video)

 

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