These courageous people - 162 of them thus far - a diverse group of activists - have allowed themselves to be arrested in protest over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline which would link the United States into Canadian tar sands. According to climatologist, James Hansen, if we passively allow this to occur, it will mean "game over" for our global climate. It will take us beyond the tipping point and into the morass and there will be no turning back.
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