On the 18th of November, thousands of protesters opposing contruction of
the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline paraded a giant "pipeline"
stretching for blocks through the streets, marching from Freedom Plaza
to the White House and back.
On of the speakers pointed out that over 90% of oil industry experts
expected TransCanada to have a permit for the Phase 4 northern leg to
cross the border by this time last year and they still do not have it.
That is a minimum one year delay even if Obama goes back on the promise
he made to pro-Earth voters to block the Keystone XL.
Several Indigenous speakers took the stage after the march. An Ojibwa
speaker went so far as to remark that the landowners in Texas and
elsewhere losing their lands to Transcanada are "the Indians of today"
losing their land for oil the way people lost their land for gold in the
This statement comes while the Lakota are comparing the pipeline to the
railroad, as it would be driven right down the center of their
remaining lands. The railroad brought death and destruction to Native
lands, and now is being invoked in reference to the tar sands pipeline,
In: Other News
Tags: Keystone XL, tar sands, tar sands pipeline, global warming, climate change
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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