Greenpeace Leader Arrested at Oil Sands Protest
Greenpeace Executive Director Phil Radford was arrested outside the White House today during a protest against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
energyNOW! producer Natalia Melia witnessed Radford’s arrest at the demonstration, which started August 20. The protestors want President Obama to block the pipeline project, which would bring crude from Canada’s oil-sands to oil refineries on the U.S. Gulf coast.
The U.S. State Department said last week the Keystone XL project doesn’t pose any major environmental risks, but the Obama administration has yet to make a final decision on the pipeline. Greenpeace says oil-sands production is highly polluting and will make global warming worse.
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