Environmentalists Gather Outside of White House to Protest Oil Pipeline; Arrests Made

Joe Schoffstall | August 26, 2011
Font Size

For the next couple of weeks, environmental activists will converge on the White House to protest a proposed oil pipeline that will stretch from Canada to Texas known as the Keystone XL pipeline.

Actor Mark Ruffalo, the spiritual leader of the movement, is scheduled to join the rally next week but for the time being the protest has largely been populated by people calling for President Obama to put the kibosh on the pipeline which they claim will add to global warming.

Of course, the pipeline will also likely lead to a lot of new jobs, but far be it for the environmental movement to concern themselves with 9% unemployment.

MRCTV.org went down to the White House to talk to some of these activists. Here's what they had to say.

donate
mrc merch