“We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now…. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: ’Too late’.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The first public action of any kind, on any issue, after the November 6 election was on the issue of the climate; specifically, the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. On Nov 18 3,000 people marched around the White House behind a football-field long, mock pipeline on which was written, “no tar sands pipeline.” 350.org was the primary organizer of this action. At it, Allison Chin, President of the Sierra Club, …
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Ted Glick is the national policy director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Past writings and more information can be found here.
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