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NEWS RELEASE · 20th August 2011
Suzanne Goldenberg - Guardian
Campaigners say the two-week protest will be the biggest green civil disobedience in a generation.

A protest at the White House against a pipeline from the Alberta tar sands is emerging as the biggest green civil disobedience campaign in a generation, organisers said.

Approximately 1,500 people signed up to court arrest during the two-week action outside the White House, which begins on Saturday morning.

The campaign is seen as a last chance to persuade Barack Obama to stop a planned 1,600-mile pipeline that will carry oil from the tar sands of Alberta across rich American farmland to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Update - 70 People Arrested in Opening Day of Tar Sands Action this morning.

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