Tar sands protests day 5: Gulf Coast residents speak out

On August 24, the 5th day in a row of civil disobediance protests in front of the White House, 56 more people were arrested protesting the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.

Video featuring interview with Missisippi resident on health effects of BP’s spill

A resident of Missisippi, one of several Gulf Coast residents to show up on the 24th, showed off “tar logs” essentially giant BP tarball that had washed up on a Missisippi beach. He explains how BP’s oil spill made his house smell like varsol or kerosene and made him seriously ill.
Meanwhile, a sign in the protest promised “shovel-ready jobs fro gravediggers” based on the Gulf Coast experience, and the more recent Montana spill of tar sands oil from an Exxon pipeline.

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