Climate activist arrests begin at White House

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    Writer and climate activist Bill McKibben is among several dozen arrested outside the White House at the start of more than two weeks of planned demonstrations by activists opposed to construction of an oil pipeline carrying petroleum from Canadian "tar sands" to the United States. Groups backing the actions say that more than 2,000 people have signed on to be arrested during the length of the protests.

    1. dragonflydale 32 months ago | reply

      Dr.H.T. Odum applied energy indicator numbers to this 30 years ago showing it to be a net energy loss> in addition to many negative environmental consequences of energy from "tar sands" we should error on the side of first doing no harm.

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