On the 6th of November, an estimated 12,000 people surrounded the White House, all the way around and at least three deep, demanding that President Obama deny the permit for the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline to cross the US-Canadian border.
Organizers had printed 4,000 orange stop the pipeline vests, but there were so many protesters the majority did not have them because supplies ran out!
This is the same Keystone XL pipeline that over 1,200 people were arrested in front of the White House from August 20 to September 3 in earlier protests against. Obama has now promised to make the decision on the permit, a State Department function, himself. Environmental activists are warning Obama to refuse the pipeline's permit, or risk losing the 2012 election as dismayed environmentalists stay home in droves.
Only twice since the April 16, 2000 IMF protests has the White House been fully su
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Tags: Keystone XL, Alberta Tar Sands, Climate Change, Stop the Pipeline
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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