There have been many radical environmental groups protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline.
First we had the tree sitters, who called it quits after the pipeline was erected around them:
Then we had the “Tar Sands Action” group:
Code Pink showed their “support and solidarity” for those protesters who went on hunger strikes or were arrested:
But readers, *Save the date*. February 17 in D.C. For the first-time in its illustrious history, the Sierra Club is going to break the law to try and stop the Keystone pipeline.
With Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approving the pipeline’s route through his state Tuesday, Sierra Club President Michael Brune hopped onto Facebook to announce that the San Francisco-headquartered Club is “for the first time in our 120-year history….be engaging in peaceful civil disobedience to help stop the dirty and destructive Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. We’re all in!”
Below is their tweet announcing this:
This must be a really, really big deal because they actually went to their Board of Directors to get this approved:
“The recent decision made by the Board of Directors is not one we take lightly,” said Allison Chin, Sierra Club President. “As a nation, we are beginning to achieve significant success in the fight against climate disruption. But allowing the production, transport, export and burning of the dirtiest oil on Earth now would be a giant leap backwards in that progress. The Board is answering the urgency of this threat with our decision to engage, for one time, in civil disobedience.”
What that *civil disobedience* will actually be, well, they haven’t told us. Yet.
Back in July of 2011 NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced he was donating $50 million out of his own pocket to help the Sierra Club *dump coal.* But this writer doubts Sierra Club separates their donations and Bloomie’s money will be helping to aid and abet this *civil disobedience.*
February 17 is a Sunday folks, so maybe some of us off work can catch the show and start a bet pool on how many will be arrested.