Activists rally in Washington DC, calling for divestment from fossil fuels, rejection of Keystone XL pipeline
- Year: 2012
- Length: 4:36 minutes (4.21 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Alarmed by the increasing frequency of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy, environmental activists rallied in Washington DC this weekend to pressure both the government and the fossil fuel industry to act. They’re calling on President Obama to make what they call “the single most important climate decision one person can make” – that’s denying a cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. They’re also launching a campaign to divest from fossil fuels and to draw the connection between poverty and pollution. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein attended the protest and files this report.