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The environment, Nature and beauty from a Scottish perspective.

Knowledge is power......but beyond that I don't have a particular agenda to push here. I don't necessarily have answers to the questions our environment is demanding of us.....but I do have the desire to get more people talking about environmental issues even if we don't all see eye to eye.

Problems are unlikely to be addressed let alone resolved unless folk know what is going on around them. And to that end, information & debate are ultimately better than ignorance or sticking our heads in the sand.

PLUS....it's a beautiful, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying planet. Put some time aside to marvel at it.

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    A short film capturing first day of two weeks of sit-ins currently underway in front of the White House in Washington DC.

    The sit-ins have been organised by Tar Sands Action to draw attention to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline and to protest against its possible approval by President Obama.

    Similar numbers of people are expected to peacefully protest in front of the White House every day throughout the two weeks, which is likely to result in around 2000 people being arrested simply for being there.

    Just imagine how many tourists’ perfect photographs are being spoiled in those two weeks and how many photos will carry the tar sands banner.  Mwa ha haaaa!

    The US Government will be issuing an environmental review of the project this month, but cynics….or should I say ‘realists’, don’t think that will make a blind bit of difference.  Obama will be under huuuuuuuge pressure to approve it.  Oil rules, after all.

    See previous blog entries about tar sands and the Keystone pipeline.

    Tags Alberta Canada DC Demonstration Keystone Obama Peaceful President Protest Tar Sands Action United States Washington White House arrests environment pipeline tar sands tarsands youtube news oil

     Source tarsandsaction.org