Video: 8 Celebrities Who Oppose Keystone XL and Tar Sands Development
As the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline drags on and the pressure to act on climate change grows, more and more people are speaking out against that and other proposed pipeline projects. Some of those people happen to be household names: from actors such as Daryl Hannah, who was famously arrested a couple of years ago when she joined protesters before the White House, to musician Neil Young, who traveled to the Albert oil sands to express solidarity with the legal battle being waged by the Fort Chipewyan First Nation, which has been hit by effects from the massive industrial development.
Here, thanks to a compilation by the Canadian Press, the celebrities speak out in the videos below. Meet the celebrities who are coming out against the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline through British Columbia.
As mentioned above, Daryl Hannah, famous for her mermaid role in the 1984 hit movie Splash, was arrested in October 2012 in a sweep that also included Métis actress Tantoo Cardinal.
Here is Hannah’s take on why it’s important that the $7 billion, 1,700-mile-long pipeline through the heart of Turtle Island not get built.
The musician and Canadian played four concerts earlier this year to raise funds for the legal fight that the Alberta Chipewyan First Nation is waging against the federal government and industrial forces.
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