Photo Of The Day: James Hansen Arrested For Protesting Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Written by Mike G

Topics: Climate, Oil

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The Tar Sands Action entered its second week with the biggest day of arrests so far. NASA scientist and climate expert Dr. James Hansen was one of those arrested today at the White House:

Hansen arrested

President Obama must decide whether or not to grant a “presidential permit” for Canadian company TransCanada to begin construction of the Keystone XL, a 1,700-mile pipeline from the Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico.“If Obama chooses the dirty needle it will confirm that the President was just green-washing all along, like the other well-oiled coal-fired politicians, with no real intention of solving the addiction,” said Hansen.

Recently, Hansen told an interviewer that approval of Keystone XL would lead to more exploitation of tar sands oil, which would mean “it is essentially game over” for the climate.

5 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Pauline says:

    Ah he’s so awesome! <3 Go james!

  2. Grandma C says:

    If all of us with investments pulled our money out of the companies doing the damage (tarsands and gas fracking, among other things) and instead invested in those companies doing really clean energy projects (not the ones doing damage to the environment in the process of setting up their roads and transmission lines) then we might be able to turn the tide of damage to the environment and support those who are being jailed to protest the pipeline.

  3. Lee says:

    Keep fighting the good fight James. Future generations will thank you!

  4. Gigi Jones says:

    Whatta man!

  5. BGrif says:


    This makes me question his true motives….


    ‘Speaking out for what is right’ is not the same thing as ‘Saying what you are paid to say’.

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