Speaking on the the XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Alberta’s tar sands to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast “If we burn that, or even come close to burning a fraction of it, James Hansen, the top scientist of NASA, says it’s game over for climate change,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told HuffPost Live. “In other words, it’s the end of civilization.”
“The oil industry last year had pure profits of $100 billion,” Kennedy said. “They are the richest private entities of mankind. We’ve never seen anything like this and they’re exercising political power.”
02/14/2013 – Huffington Post
“Kennedy, who is president of the Waterkeeper Alliance and a senior attorney for the National Resources Defense Council, told HuffPost Live’s Jacob Soboroff that he and other opponents believe the project is “the worst project that we’ve seen come along in our lifetime.”
Although there is great oil potential to come from the pipeline, Kennedy argued that the oil available would create three times the amount of carbon of Saudia Arabian crude oil. “If we burn that, or even come close to burning a fraction of it, James Hansen, the top scientist of NASA, says it’s game over for climate change,” Kennedy told HuffPost Live. “In other words, it’s the end of civilization.”
Others arrested Wednesday included actress Daryl Hannah, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and Kennedy’s son, Conor.” Article source:http://huff.to/XHtIsL
“Celebrities and environmental activists, including lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and civil rights leader Julian Bond, were arrested Wednesday after tying themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune also was arrested — the first time in the group’s 120-year history that a club leader was arrested in an act of civil disobedience. The club’s board of directors approved the action as a sign of its opposition to the $7 billion pipeline, which would carry oil derived from tar sands in western Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Activist Bill McKibben, actress Daryl Hannah and NASA climate scientist James Hansen also were arrested, along with more than 40 others. They were charged with failure to disperse and obey lawful orders, and released on $100 bond each.” source: http://bit.ly/11IGYlv