Reject and Protect

A Keystone XL protest with teepees on the National Mall, why we should rename Earth Day, and more.

A Major Anti-Keystone Protest, And Other Important Climate Stories

This year’s Earth Day coincides with the start of a week-long protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that promise a “bold and creative” instance of civil disobedience. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance (CIA), a group of ranchers, farmers and indigenous leaders from along the pipeline route, will ride into Washington, DC and host an encampment on the National Mall, culminating Saturday in a 5,000-person ceremonial walk by the Capitol. The protest is called “Reject and Protect.”

Just last week, the State Department announced that it is delaying its decision on whether to construct the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. And while many pipeline supporters claim there are good reasons to think it was a politically motivated choice, according to Climate Progress, there are also “actual complications standing in the way of the pipeline’s imminent approval or rejection.”

In honor of Earth Day, here are some other top climate stories:

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