Kenna Lee, a mother of three from Sebastopol, is committed to leaving her kids a healthy planet for their kids. So she's jumped into the effort to block a proposed tar sands pipeline running from Canada to Texas.
Unlike many large environmental issues, the ultimate decision on whether or not the Keystone XL pipeline goes forward or not does not require Congressional action. Instead, Kenna Lee explains, it is solely up to President Obama. That's why the increasingly hihg-profile demonstrations against the project are being directed specifically at the White House.
Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is being coordinated by TarSandsAction.org, a coalition of environmental and climate change organizations convened by Bill McKibben's 350.org. A summation of their position is presented in this video.
The coalition has organized a series of daily protests and demonstrations which continued in Raleigh North Carolina Wednesday as the visited that city. Read a report from the scene here.