The Common Good

Protesters encircle White House grounds, demanding halt to huge pipeline project

Source: CNN
Date: November 6, 2011

"We need to remind him he is the leader who we elected," Courtney Hight, a former member of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and now executive director of the Energy Action Coalition, told the crowd. "(We need him) to give back some of the hope he gave us three years ago."

She was among several who began speaking around 2 p.m., in addition to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, actor Mark Ruffalo, Jim Wallis of the progressive Christian group Sojourners and scientist James Hansen.