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The Light Brigade: Confronting the Anti-Energy, Pro-Blackout Rally in DC

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#tfisher">Travis Fisher</a> -- February 25, 2013

“We love energy with conviction, while they hate it with confusion.”

– Alex Epstein

On Sunday, February 17th, 350.org and the Sierra Club hosted the “Forward on Climate” rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C. It was billed as thelargest climate rally in history.” Just like the antiKeystone XL rally in 2011, protesters pushed the Obama administration to continue to block the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to U.S. refineries.

But unlike the 2011 rally, Sunday’s protesters were challenged by Alex Epstein and his Light Brigade, an “educational counter-protest” whose members wore bright yellow t-shirts and shared their sincere appreciation for life-giving energy. I am proud to say I was part of that group.

Alex et al.