Sunday, November 06, 2011

Protesters filled Lafayette Square Park in Washington DC Sunday to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline; does US still need a lot of oil for foreseeable future?

Protesters filled Lafayette Square Park in Washington DC Sunday to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, that would carry oil from the tar sands in Alberta to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Stacy Anderson has the Associated Press story here

Robert Redford his joined the protest, according to his YouTube video:

The pressure group is called Tar Sands Action, here.

The United States Department of State has its own fact sheet for the project here

TransCanada has a map of the pipeline here.

States affected would include Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Missouri.

The argument that the pipeline helps reduce dependency on foreign oil is facile. Protestors seem to have no specific agenda in place.

Here’s a London Financial Times article “tar sand storms” on the energy required to produce the oil, link.

Wikipedia attribution link for tar sands map. 

Other pictures:  SD Sioux reservation, Pentagon shortly after 9/11.  I did not get to the protest today to personally report on it and will depend on other sources.  I do try to visit many protests and film them since I live in the DCarea.  

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