Photo Of The Day: Appalachians Join Texas Landowner In Tar Sands Sit-in At White House

By scott parkin

Today another 111 people were arrested sitting in at the White House calling on President Barack Obama to deny the Keystone XL pipeline’s permits.

In a powerful example of cross-movement solidarity, a large delegation of Appalachians who have been fighting mountaintop removal coal mining participated in the sit-in. They joined a delegation of pipeline landowners from all along the pipeline route at the action:

MTR activists and Texas landowners at Tar Sands Action
Photo by Shadia Fayne Wood

In front row, from left to right: East Texas landowner David Daniel is joined by longtime RAN friends and allies Larry Gibson of Kayford Mountain, WV and Teri Blanton of Harlan, KY at the sit-in.

David has been leading the Stop the Pipeline tour that traveled from Texas up through Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska and east to Washington D.C.