Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Environmentalism's Last Stand
Over the past few weeks, while most Americans were enjoying summer vacations or debating the upcoming NFL season or dealing with hurricanes and earthquakes, over 1200 humans have been arrested (as of this writing) near the White House for protesting against a proposed tar sands pipeline.
This may not qualify as major event or even a large protest (at a single 1971 anti-war demonstration in Washington, DC, 14,000 protestors were arrested) but since many have called Canada’s tar sands project the “most destructive” on Earth, we might be witnessing environmentalism’s last stand.
Read my new article about “Tar sands and the future of our eco-system” here
Another of my recent photos:
Summer days, drifting away