Activists Draw the Line on Keystone XL
Activists held protests on Saturday in a national day of action against the Keystone XL pipeline. The group 350.org says it organized around 200 rallies in almost all 50 states.
The Madison, Wisconsin, 350 group marched in my local neighborhood parade on Sunday. People held a banner saying “Draw the Line,” the day of action theme.
The group Tar Sands Blockade organized events in Houston, where people who live near refineries bear the brunt of oil energy production.
“The pipeline is an accident waiting to happen,” says Ron Seifert, a spokesperson for Tar Sands Blockade. “It’s another example of a corporation putting people’s health at risk for its corporate profits.”
The September 21 actions in Houston come on the heels of the September 13 nonviolent rally and sit-in held at TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline. Police arrested 13 activists at the sit-in.
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