This might portend for an interesting quandary for Obama. He would like nothing better than to stir up a bit of anarchy. If he approves the pipeline he may believe that the anarchists will keep it in check, and cause more upheaval, and every revolution requires social unrest. Pit those who are paying through their teeth for their energy, against the “Greenies”. It solves his Union problem. It will dominate the news. I say he goes for it and approves the XL Pipeline and sits back and puts up his feet, and gives out a broad smile. What is your take?
The Sierra Club has announced its approval for a “one-time” use of civil disobedience. The civil disobedience is intended to step up their efforts to oppose the Keystone pipeline.
Many of the other groups opposing Keystone have been engaging in civil disobedience as a tactic, including arson-based ecoterrorism. This will be the first time in the Sierra Club’s history that they have approved violating the law.
In a January 22, 2013 press release, the Sierra Club states:
The Sierra Club Board of Directors has approved the one-time use of civil disobedience for the first time in the organization’s 120-year history.
The Club went as far as implying Hurricane Sandy was the result of humanity and stated:
Recognizing the imminent danger posed by climate disruption, including record heat waves, drought, wildfires and the devastation of superstorm Sandy, the Sierra Club board of directors has suspended a long-standing Club policy to allow, for one time, the organization to lead a group of environmental activists, civil rights leaders, visionaries, scientists, and other high-profile individuals in a peaceful protest to dirty and dangerous tar sands. The action will be by invitation only and is being co-sponsored by 350.org.
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