September 1, 2011 – Segment 3

For the last two weeks, environmental activists have been peacefully protesting outside of the White House in an effort to bring attention to a new pipeline that would run fuel from the Tar Sands of Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.  Today some of those activists join us on the show, to explain their opposition to the project and why they were willing to go to jail to stop the pipeline.
Joining us are:
Dr Cindy Parker, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Co-Director of the Program on Global Sustainability and Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She was arrested at the protests, and is the co-author with Mike Tidwell of this Baltimore Sun Op-Ed on the pipeline.
Mike Tidwell, Founder and Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Meg Baldwin, who was arrested on Monday at the protest
Melina Laubocon Massimo, Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada, and Spokesperson for the Indigenous Environmental Network.  She is from the Lubicon Cree Nation, whose land is part of the area being exploited for the Tar Sands