Nation's Top Climate Scientist, 140 Others Arrested at White House
Photos: Josh Lopez via tarsandsaction on Flickr/CC BY
NASA's Dr. James Hansen, perhaps our nation's preeminent climate scientist, was arrested with over 140 others at the White House today. Scientists, environmentalists, farmers, students, and other concerned citizens were gathered in the nation's capitol to protest the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that threatens to ruin many pristine habitats and spell certain disaster for the global climate system. Their stirring acts of civil disobedience made for yet another dramatic day in the series of scheduled protests that continue to put pressure on President Barack Obama to cancel the 1,700 pipeline.524 people have now been arrested protesting the Keystone XL. Here are some photos from the day's protest:
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