Defending Water in Maine Stands in Solidarity for Protecting the Ogallala Aquifer and the Waters of the Alberta Boreal Forest

 

As Michelle Obama’s entourage of SUV’s rolled into Portland for Obama’s re-election fundraiser, Defending Water for Life and an estimated 40 others protested the proposed XL Pipeline that is sitting on the President’s desk right now.

If constructed, the pipeline would support the mining and transport of the dirtiest oil from the Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada to oil refineries in Texas.  Experts who are not being silenced by industry or political influence state that if this project proceeds, climate change will increase exponentially, and that the damage caused to water, plants, and animals will be irreversible.

Here is a video of the protest:  http://bcove.me/494aayoo

For more information visit http://www.tarsandsaction.org/ or simply google, “Tar Sands Actions” or the “XL Pipeline”.

Link to the full article on Michelle Obama’s visit to Portland:

http://www.pressherald.com/news/portland-gives-first-lady-mainly-warm-welcome_2011-10-01.html