With the total number of arrests nearing almost 900, the 14-day protest of the Keystone XL oil pipeline seems to be gathering speed rather than slowing down.
Yesterday, the sit-in organized by Tar Sands Action topped Google News for most of the afternoon, meaning that the action was one of the most talked about stories on the entire internet.
Later in the day, former Vice President and climate activist Al Gore used his own blog to praise the protesters’ bravery and soundly condemn the Keystone XL pipeline:
“This pipeline would be an enormous mistake. The answer to our climate, energy and economic challenges does not lie in burning more dirty fossil fuels —instead, we must continue to press for much more rapid development of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and cuts in the pollution that causes global warming.”