Yesterday the biggest climate rally in U.S. history took place in Washington D.C. (not that you would know it from the front pages of the mainstream media, they are too busy propping up the current system). Over 40,000 people marched on the White House. Utopian Dreaming has done an excellent job of covering yesterday’s events, so I’m reblogging their coverage – hopefully you will follow the link to utopiandreaming.com and check out more of its thought-provoking (and occasionally delicious) writing.
Yesterday, Feb 17th, the largest climate protest in U.S. history descended upon Washington, D.C. An estimated 40,000 people gathered at Washington Monument and marched on the White House, demanding that President Obama shut down the Keystone XL and stay true to his promises to truly act on climate change. Celebrities present included actresses Rosario Dawson and Evangeline Lilly; Rosario is pictured below addressing the crowd.
This event came just days after a group of bi-partisan U.S. Senators gave a push for Obama to approve the $5.3 billion pipeline. The reasoning that the pipeline will ‘create jobs’ continues to be put forth, despite the mounting evidence that the Senators stand to gain immensely from Big Oil campaign contributions. Not to mention that just as many –if not more— jobs could be created in the green energy sector, as alternatives are researched, improved and implemented across the country. If ‘energy…
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