Local activist group Canary Coalition will sponsor a petition to President Obama to deny a presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would transport crude oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in Texas. The organization believes the pipeline would cause harm to the environment, including damage to natural forests and endangered species.
This past summer, Asheville resident Patricia Johnson participated in the 2013 Walk for Our Grandchildren — a 100-mile protest march that aimed to draw attention to fossil fuels and the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. Johnson writes about what it was like to be a “street medic” for the walk, in which many area residents trekked from outside Camp David to the White House.
I'm planning to hop on the bus along with fellow Ashevilleans to head up to Washington, D.C., on Feb. 16, for the "Forward on Climate" rally. Why? Because it's been over a year since Obama agreed to postpone (for one year) a decision on building the Keystone XL pipeline, that would conduct tar sands oil […]
Local activists reacted with guarded relief as the Obama administration this afternoon announced that it is requesting a 12- to 18-month review and delay on a decision regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
About 250 people, many of them students, marched today, protesting against the proposed Keystone Pipeline and in solidarity with the Occupy movement.