In the video below, Kent Rowe of Occupy Wichita explains why Occupy Wichita is opposed to the Keystone XL pipe line, the tar sands extraction in Canada and the Koch connection to the pipeline. Kent Rowe is a former Green party Mayor of Longton, Kansas, Ph.D. Industrial Engineering Wichita State University (WSU) and a Pipeline Safety Contractor.
This video was taken by Alex Gretsky, 13, also of Occupy Wichita. Alex attends school at Robinson Middle School in Wichita where he has tried to arrange a mic check in his cafeteria. Alex notes that it is difficult to gain support:
“Nobody joined because they were afraid of what other people would say and of getting in trouble.”