On Thursday, April 24th, at 8:00pm, The Other 98% will join the Reject and Protect week of actions to project messages against the Keystone XL pipeline directly onto the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Using a large-scale, high-intensity projector, the Other 98% will broadcast comments from ordinary Americans asking the EPA to boldly and publicly reject Keystone XL, creating a light show that will both educate and delight onlookers. They will be joined by local climate activists in support of the international climate advocacy group 350.org and the Reject and Protect actions against Keystone XL led by the Cowboy Indian Alliance.
The light projections follow a week of Keystone XL protests on the National Mall by the Cowboy and Indian Alliance that began on Tuesday, April 22nd with 40-person ceremonial horseback ride from the Capitol down the National Mall, and continues throughout the week with an encampment featuring 30 tipis and a covered wagon. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance has asked President Obama a simple question: “Is an export pipeline for dirty tar sands worth risking our sacred land and water for the next seven generations?”
On Thursday, the Other 98% will join in to bring the focus onto the Environmental Protection Agency, spotlighting the EPA’s role in fighting to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.