Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Keystone Opponents Pledge Civil Disobedience if Pipeline Approved Keystone Opponents Pledge Civil Disobedience if Pipeline Approved

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member or subscriber? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Keystone Opponents Pledge Civil Disobedience if Pipeline Approved

+

Some climate activists are calling for civil disobedience if the Keystone XL pipeline is approved.(ALEX WONG/Getty Images)

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are holding out hope the project won't be approved, but some are preparing a plan if President Obama gives the pipeline the go-ahead.

Three activist groups have recruited 76,000 backers who are pledging to stage sit-ins to stall the project if necessary, Bloomberg reports.

 

Rainforest Action Network, Credo Action, and The Other 98% say they hope their call for nonviolent demonstration puts pressure on Obama to turn down the controversial pipeline. And sit-ins aren't the only drastic measure pledged by opponents.

"If Obama approves the pipeline, I will eat my hat," said Daniel Kessler, a spokesman for 350.org.

Comments
comments powered by Disqus
 
MORE NATIONAL JOURNAL