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article imageKeystone XL protesters being arrested by the dozen at White House

By Justin King     Mar 2, 2014 in Environment
Washington - Protesters engaging in a coordinated act of civil disobedience have been arrested outside the White House while protesting the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal.
The protesters laid, as if dead, atop a large black sheet symbolizing the future oil spills from the pipeline. The mock oil spill occurred in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue. Other protesters fastened themselves to the fencing around the White House, while still others held signs and chanted.
Estimates place the number of activists in attendance at 1,000 and the number of arrested in the hundreds.
Nick Stracco, from Tulane University, spoke of the President and said
The people that voted him into office have made it absolutely clear what we want, and that's to reject Keystone XL.
This group is not the only group planning civil disobedience. Native Americans have vowed widespread civil disobedience and direct action to oppose the pipeline’s construction. Native groups have already begun training to disrupt construction operations.
The State Department conducted an environmental impact review of the proposal, but the Inspector General for the State Department found out that the process was contracted out to ERM. The firm’s involvement raised conflict of interest issues.
President Obama has not announced a decision regarding the pipeline.
Environmental activists hold a rally in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline on the sidewalk in fr...
Environmental activists hold a rally in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington March 2, 2014
© Reuters / Jonathan Ernst
Environmental activists hold a rally in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline on the sidewalk in fr...
Environmental activists hold a rally in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington March 2, 2014
© Reuters / Jonathan Ernst
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