Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Michael Brune, Sierra Club executive director, and Allison Chin, board president, were arrested today outside the White House.

  Forward on Climate

Today's civil disobedience, the first in the Club's 120-year history, was a call to President Obama to take bold action now to stop Big Oil, Big Coal, and unregulated natural gas -- with shutting down the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline a necessary first step.

Mike and Allison were joined by almost 50 other climate leaders and activists, including co-founder Bill McKibben, former NAACP chairman Julian Bond, Sierra Club Director Jim Dougherty, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood from the Hip Hop Caucus, actress Daryl Hannah, climate scientist James Hansen, and landowners from the path of Keystone XL.

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