WAMU 88.5 : News

More Than 100 Arrested Protesting Oil Pipeline

A Maryland state senator and more than a hundred other people were arrested in front of the White House for protesting a proposal to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
Matt Laslo
A Maryland state senator and more than a hundred other people were arrested in front of the White House for protesting a proposal to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.

A large crowd of onlookers cheered on the protestors as they walked to a waiting bus with their hands tied. Maryland State Senator Paul Pinsky was one of those arrested. Even though the 1,700 mile pipeline would be on the other side of the country, he says fighting green house gas emitting oil policies is important for his district.

“Well, that issue doesn’t stop at our borders," says Pinsky. "You can’t stop greenhouse gas at I-95 or Hartford County. It’s a broader issue. It has implications for us.”

The State Department recently released a report which found the pipeline would have no significant environmental impact. Today is the last day of the White House protests over the proposal, but activists vow to keep fighting -- even if that means a protracted court battle.

NPR

The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.
NPR

Correction: Italians And Celiac Disease

A correction to our story about gluten-free options in Italy, the land of pizza and pasta. Italian children are not routinely tested for celiac disease, as we incorrectly reported.
NPR

Donald Trump, Loyalty Pledges And The State Of The Race In 2016

NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Arun Rath to recap the latest developments with the 2016 presidential hopefuls.
NPR

China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.