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Tar Sands Keystone Pipeline Protest Photo Essay
November 7, 2011, 10:38 am
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Protesters Surround White House

Cheers to all the Baltimorians who showed up Sunday, November 6th for the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest!

Protesters gather at the White House.

Banners roll on to the scene.

Occupy members join the Tar Sands protest.

Several notable figures address the audience, including actor Mark Ruffalo.

Actor David Strathairn

Numerous religious leaders and congregations were among the protesters.

We aren't horsing around!

Obama campaigners/voters show their frustration.

Got oil?

Bill McKibben revs up the crowd and disperses them to surround the White House.

The 10,000+ protesters easily surround the White House grounds.

The day culminates with a mock pipeline carried by protesters through the streets of Washington D.C.

From the Huffington Post:

An estimated ten thousand protesters surrounded the White House on Sunday to fight the Keystone XL pipeline.

The hotly contested pipeline project is currently proposed to carry oil from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada to Texas refineries.

At the protest, John Bolenbaugh, a Keystone employee-turned-pipeline activist from Michigan told HuffPost’s Lucia Graves, “I will not accept a job for a tar sands pipeline. I will not do it because I’ve seen the devastation and the sick people from what a tar sands spill does when there is a leak and there’s gonna be a leak. It’s gonna happen sooner or later.”

President Obama said last week that he will be making the decision on the pipeline’s permit based on both economic and health factors.

To see a video of the event, CLICK HERE.

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