Green Party Presidential Candidate Arrested at Keystone XL Blockade

Was attempting to deliver supplies to protesters blocking pipeline construction


Citing media reports about the connection between climate change and Hurricane Sandy, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested on Wednesday while attempting to deliver supplies to activists in Texas who're camping in trees to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

"Everyone needs to step up resistance to climate-killing emissions," Stein said in a prepared statement published shortly after her arrest. "Romney and Obama are only talking about the symptoms of climate change in terms of destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy; the blockaders are addressing the cause."