Photo Of The Day: Candidate Obama On Ending The Tyranny Of Oil

posted by Rainforest Action Network

Today’s photo of the day comes from the ongoing civil disobedience at the White House to protest the new tar sands pipeline, Keystone XL, which President Obama has the power to stop from becoming a reality and hooking us all on oil as a fuel source for many more decades to come.

Let's be the generation
Photo by Josh Kahn Russell

In 2008, Candidate Obama said “Let’s be the generation that finally frees America from the tyranny of oil,” but President Obama has been much less dedicated to that vision of an oil-free America. That’s why some 2,000 activists signed up to get arrested at the White House and remind the president that we expect him to lead us into a clean, sustainable future.