Arnesa A. Howell

Arnesa A. Howell is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer who regularly reports on food, lifestyle trends and grassroots issues.

Pipeline protesters encircle the White House

An estimated 10,000 to 12,000 protesters converged on the nation’s capitol Sunday to press President Obama to block construction of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport tar-sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico.  The …