Taylor Swiff ex-boyfriend was arrested outside the White House for civil disobedience over climate change. The 18-year-old was one of 47 Sierra Club protesters environmental activists amount them including his father, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Daryl Hannah and civil rights activist Julian Bond. They were objecting to the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Who also were arrested on Wednesday, They were handcuffed in front of White House.
The Kennedys were driven to a Park Police station and released after paying a fine.
“The threat to our planet’s climate is both grave and urgent,” civil rights activist Julian Bond said in a statement. “Although President Obama has declared his own determination to act, much that is within his power to accomplish remains undone, and the decision to allow the construction of a pipeline to carry millions of barrels of the most-polluting oil on Earth from Canada’s tar sands to the Gulf Coast of the U.S. is in his hands.”
Activists complain that the 1,700-mile pipeline, billed by advocates as a job creator across North America, would be an environmental hazard.
“For the first time in the Sierra Club’s 120-year history, we have joined the ranks of visionaries of the past and present to engage in civil disobedience…” Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune said in a statement after organizing the protest — and being arrested.
“We cannot afford to allow the production, transport, export and burning of the dirtiest oil on Earth via the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama must deny the pipeline and take decisive steps to address climate disruption, the most significant issue of our time.”
According to the Sierra Club, if approved, the Keystone XL pipeline will boost carbon pollution by triggering a boom of growth in the tar sands industry in Canada, resulting in an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
The group was summarily arrested during the afternoon, and sources tell Yahoo News that both Kennedy and his father were cheered by name as they were led away.
Conor Kennedy made headline for his brief summer romance with the singer Taylor Swift 23-years-old, during a Kennedy family getaway last Fourth of July . The smitten couple has been sighted around Cape Cod and Nantucket throughout the summer, walking hand-in-hand and stealing a kisses. Despite only recently meeting, Taylor accompanied Conor and his siblings to visit the grave of his mother Mary Richardson Kennedy, 52, who tragically hanged herself this past spring. The pair was then accused by Conor’s aunt, Victoria Gifford Kennedy, of crashing her daughter Kyle’s wedding in Boston a couple of months ago.
The mother of the bride said Conor was invited to her daughter’s nuptials to Liam Kerr, but failed to RSVP. Things have become so serious between them so fast that no one in Hyannis Port would be surprised if they eloped,’ a source close to the Kennedy clan told the New York Post’s Page Six. The You Belong To Me singer does have a track-record of fast-moving relationships. Just weeks after her first date with Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010 she had Thanksgiving dinner with his family by New Year’s Eve the two had split.
But the pair went their separate ways in October 2012 Comments describing Swift as kicking Conor to the curb clearly reveals the absurdity of these claims; and strongly leads me to believe that no one else feel for them either.