It’s a first: Sierra Club endorses act of civil disobedience

January 26, 2013

It’s a First: Sierra Club Endorses Civil Disobedience

“We will respond to the threat of climate change, find knowing that failure to do so would betray our children and future generations, buy cialisPresident Obama stated in his second inaugural address on Monday. “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.”

The very next day, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman approved the passage of the controversial Keystone Pipeline through his state.

That was enough for Michael Brune, Sierra Club President, to announce that for the first time in its 120-year life, the Sierra Club is going to engage in civil disobedience to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

The protest will happen on Sunday, February 17 in Washington, D.C., a day that will also see Forward on Climate, the “largest climate rally in history.” Sierra Club officials point out that this rally is separate from the act of civil disobedience, which they are not releasing information about. But in response to President Obama’s words, the Club is putting pressure on him to stand firm and back up his talk with action.

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