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The fight to keep toxic tar sands oil from being pumped through our nation just got some much-needed attention. After President Obama failed to mention the Keystone XL pipeline during his State of the Union address, a group of environmental activists gathered outside the White House to protest. During the protest, some of the activists tied themselves to the fence, while others refused to follow police orders to vacate the sidewalk.

As such, 48 activists were arrested, including notorious environmentalist Bill McKibben, environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and actress-turned-activist Daryl Hannah. As a crowd gathered to watch, Kennedy Jr. said, “Climate change is not just an economic issue, it is a moral issue. I do not believe that Keystone XL will happen. I believe that President Obama and Secretary Kerry will do the right thing. And we need to show our support.” And environmentalists throughout our nation are hoping he's correct.

The recent appointment of Secretary of State John Kerry, who's been a leading voice on climate change during his 28 years in the Senate, provides some hope that the Keystone pipeline will be stopped. Let's keep up the fight to prevent Big Oil from pumping toxic tar sands through our communities.

Go to TarsandsBlockade.org.

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The protest on Feb 13th looks like a practice run for the big rally on Feb 17th.

Here is a link to a reply containing an article about the protest and video of Robert F. Kennedy Jr speaking at the protest (the reply following that contains a statement from Daryl Hannah after the arrest):

http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2012/11/discussion-climate-change-topics-keystone-xl-where-obama-goes-now-business-and-religio?page=2#comment-197443

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Is anyone besides me on this board going to attend an event somewhere on 2/17 ?? ? ?

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