Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 19:09

Environmental activists are crying foul at the Obama administration's review of a Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry dirty tar sands crude oil from Canada to Texas, exposing your health and the environment to the risk of oil spills across the United States. These groups claim that as the effects of climate change become increasingly evident, "we cannot afford to allow the further development of tar sands oil production, which results in even more pollution than conventional oil production and threatens our air and water quality."

Since August 20th, environmental activists, scientists, public figures, indigenous leaders, and others have traveled to Washington, D.C. to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in what is being called the biggest act of civil disobedience in the history of the climate movement.

These groups vowed that daily protests will continue -- with the goal of putting pressure on the Obama administration to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. They say" we need energy security through investment in clean energy from the sun, wind, and other renewable sources -- not one of the dirtiest fossil fuels available."