Keystone XL Tar Sands Action Day Three: Nebraskans Sit In

Nebraskans who will be directly impacted by the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline if President Obama approves it are prepared to risk arrest at day three of the Tar Sands Action at the White House. The pipeline would run over the Nebraska Sand Hills, putting fresh water supplies at risk. Over the first two days of the sit-in, 110 Americans have been arrested and jailed.


“I’ve held numerous positions and public office in Washington but my current position feels like one of the most important.” — speaking from jail, Gus Speth, co-founder of NRDC, chair of President Carter’s CEQ, founder of WRI, administrator of the U.N. Development Programme, dean of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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