Big News Day: Tar Sands Action Endorsed by Al Gore, Tops Google News

News — the tar sands action team September 1, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Yesterday the Tar Sands Action continued making big waves.

First, we topped Google News for most of the afternoon, meaning that the action was one of the most talked about stories on the entire internet – topping even major corporate merger news and the President’s own announcement about an address to Congress. Screenshot above!

Later, former Vice President Al Gore endorsed the Tar Sands Action, first on his blog where he praised the bravery of folks sitting-in at the White House and then went on to soundly condemn the Keystone XL pipeline:

“This pipeline would be an enormous mistake.  The answer to our climate, energy and economic challenges does not lie in burning more dirty fossil fuels —instead, we must continue to press for much more rapid development of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and cuts in the pollution that causes global warming.”

He also tweeted his support to his 2.2 million twitter followers.

  1. Climate Hawk says:

    Al Gore has definitely taken off the gloves recently. He delivered a fiery address in April at Power Shift 2011 and has just gone up from there. This is welcome news, given his tremendous leadership in this area.

  2. Climate Hawk says:

    Al Gore has definitely taken off the gloves recently. He delivered a fiery address in April at Power Shift 2011 and has just gone up from there. This is welcome news, given his tremendous leadership in this area.

  3. Jen says:

    He needs to get out there and wear handcuffs along with the rest of them. THAT would send America a message.

  4. Carlo Voli says:

    This is great!
    I am so convinced that this movement is just going to get bigger and bigger and that we are going to be able to convince Obama to do the right thing on this issue.
    Don’t just wait and see. Jump in and join us.

  5. Run, Al, run if Obama doesn’t do the right thing!

  6. Rudolf Burri says:

    we need jobs but not at that cost

  7. Possum Kingdom says:

    I’d like too see one thing he did right. Then I wouldn’t feel so bad about voting for him next time. The least of 2 evils and all.

  8. Sherry Lee says:

    President Obama has done one thing right…he has shown us that “We the People” need to rise up, join together and reclaim our voices and our collective energy to protest each and every capitulated decision that comes from this corporate administration. Thank you, each and every warrior, for stepping up, and waking up the country and the world about the tar sands. United States of Resistance!

  9. the man says:

    if al gore and the prez are for it im against it – if this is our oil then lets do it
    until we find a better energy source –

  10. the man says:

    i suppose everyone on here is for the wall street protests as well

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