"Keystone XL Tar Sands Action: Day One"
Today, one hundred people from across the country are expected to be arrested at the White House for taking part in a sit-in to pressure President Obama to deny the permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Those planning to be arrested include leading environmentalist Bill McKibben, former White House official and Yale dean Gus Speth, and gay rights activist Lt. Dan Choi. Over 2,000 more people are expected to take part in similar sit-ins at the White House every day for the next two weeks. “Better to spend a few days in jail than silently watch our planet become a permanent gas chamber,” tweeted Lt. Choi.