Posted by Edith Cook on Sunday, April 27, 2014 Under: Reading Life
We did it! On Friday, April 26, 2014, I initiated a demonstration against the Keystone XL pipeline, having been trained as action lead by one of the opposing organizations, NoKXL. That week, it happened, 350.org sponsored a massive action in Washington D.C., of the Cowboy Indian Alliance, a group that camped out, complete with tipis and horses, in a park near the White House. 

Because the project crosses international borders, President Obama must decide wether or not to approve the pipeline. The president is being lobbied heavily by Premier Halpern's Canadian government and by the pipeline builders, TransCanada. Opponents argue that the mining of tar sands bitumen is twice as environmentally damaging than crude-oil extraction and that bitumen is much more corrosive than ordinary crude. The Dilbit Disaster documents a horrific spill into the Kalamazoo River from a lesser pipeline that has been transporting bitumen through Michigan to Oklahoma.

Here are pic from our action, some of them showing participants in hazemat suits. The first is a newspaper clipping. 


In : Reading Life 

Tags: "#nokxl" "wte" "wyoming tribuneeagle" "350.org" "cowboy indian alliance" 

About Me

Edith Cook Though I now live in Wyoming, I make frequent return trips to California with visits to travel club members along the way. At home I play classical guitar, enjoy gardening and cooking, and participate in group yoga. Getting together with family and friends is high on my agenda. I value people who write or make music and love it when my adult children and their offspring play their instruments, sing songs with me, or discuss what they read and write. Such gatherings help me cope with the losses in my life, which have been severe. Next year I hope to visit family in Germany.



#nokxl 350.org 350cheyenne 350org addiction adverse childhood agriculture als altitude andrew knoll apg media of the rockies arizona autism beijing bet the farm big bend national park big coal bill mckibben bill roorbach birthday bitumen blossoms bnsf botanic gardens bottled water bp brother buddhism california california" cancer cannabis casper casper star tribune change cherry cheyenne cheyenne guitar society china christopher hitchens christopher merrill christopher potter church climate climate change climate cover-up climate wars coal oil gas college station columns comfort zone confessional writing conversation cousin cousin edith cowboy indian alliance dachau danish oil december democratic women's forum desmogblog.com james hoggan division of labor dr. slobochikoff drought durango dzongsar jamyang khyentse east texas empathy epa essays ethics of writing ex-wheatfarm extinction events family family life family matters flourish frans de waal gardening germany global warming governor mead grandchildren health profile hemp hemp production henry louis gates jr horses and autism http://groups.google.com/group/edith-cook hypoxia in in animals israel-palestine conflict it's japan jonathan balcombe jourard kabat-zinn keystone xl oil pipeline klx leaving for places unknown lemon letting go life lions lives of animals los angeles guitar quartet malcolm gladwell marijuana" martin e. p. seligman memories michael mann mike magner mindfulness miwas neibsheim newspaper writing norwegian wood oil gas coal our planet our universe paris park poisoned legacy prairie dogs qi deng railroad industry rainfall patterns ranching recycling richard leakey richard littlemore robert kelley roberta flack rupert murdoch schoolchildren sea level self-awareness sidney sidney jourard sketches from my life smoking social relations something good sonya huber stephen chao still storms susan abulhawa tap water tar sands temple grandin tennessee" terry tempest williams texas thanksgiving the end of food the tree of the doves tokyo tony judt toyota prius travel turtle rock union pacific unitarian universalists utah uwyo hydraulic fracturing forum vedauwoo viktor frankl visa application visiting friends wednesday walkers wheat farm wheat production wheatland wind energy winter women in orchestras writing autobiographically writing confessions wte www.sidneyjourard.com wyoming wyoming tribune eagle wyoming tribuneeagle wyoming wheat farm wyoming's deq xi'an yoga 2015


Make a free website with Yola