A 70-foot 'Resist' banner is now hanging near the White House
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In the days since Trump has taken office, his administration has moved to renew construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines and has frozen all new grants and contracts issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. Reports also suggest the administration has ordered the agency to remove climate change pages and data from its website, confirming many scientists' worst fears about the president's agenda."It was a little chilly this morning when we arrived at the crane site, but it was a lot chillier in the oval office when President Trump decided to sign those executive orders reinstating the Keystone Pipeline, reinstating the North Dakota pipeline, taking women's right to choose away from them," Topakian said in her Facebook video.Although Greenpeace is known for its environmental work, the activists say the banner is about more than that.
"I fear not only the policies of the incoming administration, but also the people emboldened by this election to commit acts of violence and hate," said Pearl Robinson, one of the activists who helped unfurl the banner, in a statement. "Now is the time to resist. We won't stand rollbacks on all the progress the people have made on women's reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, the heightened awareness of state-sanctioned violence on black and brown folks, and the progress we have made on access to clean and renewable energy, an issue I have personally worked on my entire adult life."
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