Decision on Canadian tar sands pipeline is chance for Obama to fulfill an environmental promise

September 1, 2011
By Russell Powell
New Haven Register

SIXTY-five people, including me, were arrested Aug. 20 and spent the weekend in jail for holding a nonviolent sit-in in front of the White House. It was the first day of a planned two weeks of civil disobedience, where thousands from across the country would sit down to demonstrate against the proposed construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.