USA: The largest “green” protest ever

Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson

Last Sunday, on February 18th, thousands of protesters (estimated around 35,000 protestors from 30 states) were gathered at low temperatures in Washington to convey their message to the White House demanding measures against climate change. Among others was the actress Rosario Dawson,
descended on Washington’s National Mall calling on President Obama to get him to honor his inaugural pledge to act on climate change.

“For 25 years our government has ignored the climate crisis. Now people call for action, ” said Bill McKibben, one of the organizers of the action which took place at the National Mall. The Screen-Shot-2013-02-17-at-8.09.10-PM-620x405protestors were holding placards making pun «Lifeline, no Pipeline» (no life lines conductors) and miniature wind turbines representing alternative energy sources.

“I would say it is brave to stand up against the oil interests that are not in the national interest,” said a woman demonstrator, on CNN.

At the top of the list of concerns for the climate is hotly debated pipeline project Keystone XL, 2,700 km long, which would transport oil for refining, from Canada, along the Central American states, to the Gulf of Mexico.

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