|Sträckningen av pipeline|
Hon greps för sitt motstånd mot den pipeline (Keystone XL) som skall löpa från oljesandsfälten i Kanada genom hela USA till den amerikanska Gulfkustens raffinaderier.
Hennes brott: uttrycka solidaritet, och bidra med mat, till de som demonstrerar mot projektet. Jill Stein påtalade även hur Barack Obama stöder en politik som leder till klimatförändringar.
Jill Stein fördes, enligt uppgift, till fängelset i Quitman, Texas.
“Everyone needs to step up resistance to climate-killing emissions,” said Stein, who was willing to risk arrest in order to show solidarity for this blockade. “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.”
"A major reason why our political and business leaders have failed to take action on climate change is because too many of them believe that it will be cheaper to deal with the consequences of climate change than to reduce it. The economic and human costs from Hurricane Sandy shows this to be the wrong calculation," said Stein.
"We can't just listen to climate change scientists for a few days after a disaster occurs, before politicians go back to business as usual. America has been both the major contributor to climate change and the major denier of the need for action. Obama and Romney's push to develop more domestic fossil fuels will accelerate our rush down the path of destruction while increasing the profits of the oil, coal and gas companies," added Cheri Honkala, the Green Vice-Presidential candidate.
Jill Steins hemsida finns här.
Tar sands blockade finns här.
Jill Stein släppt ur fängelse
Reuters: Ty Oaks, a corrections officer at the Wood County jail, said Stein, 62, was released after she promised to return to appear in court on the trespass charge. Oaks did not know when Stein's court date would be. Mer här.