Sierra Club chief to risk arrest over oil pipeline


WASHINGTON — Prominent environmental leaders, including the head of the Sierra Club and the organizer of a public campaign to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, are planning to risk arrest Wednesday at a protest outside the White House.

Executive director Michael Brune would be the first Sierra Club leader to be arrested in an act of civil disobedience. The club’s board of directors approved civil disobedience for the first time in its 120-year history as a way to oppose the pipeline, which would carry oil derived from tar sands in western Canada to refineries in Texas.

Read more at Official Wire. By Matthew Daly, AP.

Photo credit: Rainforest Action Network (Creative Commons)

Speak Your Mind

Connect with Facebook