Last week Convergence activists in Chicago staged an action outside of BP’s offices to protest the release of 500 gallons of tar sands oil into Lake Michigan from a BP owned refinery. Check out the full video of the Press Conference and local news coverage from WFLD Fox News at 9.

On Monday March 10th, hundreds of protesters assembled in front of the Philadelphia Federal Building demanding that President Obama not issue a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed 1,700 mile pipeline that would transport oil from the tar sands of Northern Canada to oil refineries in Texas. Dozens of people blocked the doors of the federal building, including 2012 Green Party Vice Presidential candidate and Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign national coordinator Cheri Honkala, protesting the State Department’s conflict of interest in regard to the pipeline.