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‘Draw The Line’ Against Keystone Pipeline Protest

draw_the_line (9.21) On Saturday, September 21st, environmental and community groups — Rhode Island Student Climate Coalition, Sierra Club, Fossil Free Rhode Island, Brown Divest Coal Campaign, and concerned citizens — will march from City Hall to the Rhode Island State House to demand comprehensive climate change legislation as part of a national day of action to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Rhode Island activists, students, and community members will march as part of a national day of action from City Hall to the State House at 12:45pm on Saturday to demand that the Rhode Island legislature pass comprehensive climate legislation. The action will be one of thousands demanding President Obama deny the permit for Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in the most widespread day of action to date in the campaign to stop the disastrous project. At the State House, protesters will draw the line on climate action by linking arms in front of the State House, symbolizing the need for RI representatives to act to greatly reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the increasingly serious impacts of climate change in Rhode Island communities.

For more on the mysterious tar sands spills plaguing Alberta, Canada, go to July’s report on NPR. For an update on the Arkansas tar sands disaster go here. And if you haven’t watched “Gasland Part 2” do it now. (Photo by Shadia Fayne Wood)

March from City Hall to State House, 12:45pm to 1:10pm, Saturday, September 21st, directions to City Hall