Keystone XL: Thousands Gather Outside White House In Culmination Of Protests
The fight over the construction of Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline reached a pivotal moment on Sunday when an estimated ten thousand demonstrators gathered outside of the White House to call on President Obama to reject the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that, if approved by the White House, could pump millions of barrels of crude oil from tar sands in Canada to oil refineries along the Gulf Coast.
“We’re here today to stand together and say, we believe in a brighter future,” said Natural Resources Defense Council Founding Director John Adams in prepared remarks on Sunday. “We’re here today to stand together and say, we believe in a brighter future. Instead of building a pipeline to the past, it’s time to draw a line in the sand, and it’s time to draw the line on tar sands. That’s the line we’re drawing here today.”
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