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by Ellyn Fortino
Tue Feb 4

Environmentalists Hold Vigil In Chicago To Protest Keystone XL Pipeline (UPDATED)

About 100 environmentalists held a vigil outside of the U.S. State Department's Chicago regional office on Monday evening to demand that President Barack Obama reject the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.

The activists held candles in one hand and signs reading "Stop KXL" and "KXL = Climate Change" in the other.

"We believe that building more pipelines is not the way to energy security, to energy independence or to the clean energy future that we need for our climate, but also for our economy," said Kady McFadden, an organizer with the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign in Illinois. "We're here to urge President Obama to say, 'No. Absolutely no' to the Keystone XL Pipeline." Read more »

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by Aricka Flowers
Fri Jun 21, 2013

Keystone XL Pipeline Battle Between TransCanada, Activists Heats Up

The beginning of this week marked the start of a renewed effort by activists to speak out against the Keystone XL Pipeline. On Monday, 22 people, including a former Obama campaign stafferwere arrested at the Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago during a protest that kicked off the KXL Pledge of Resistance Campaign

The new campaign is laser-focused on encouraging President Barack Obama to decide against the Keystone Pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Canada through the United States to the Gulf Coast of Texas. (See our report on a recent protest against the pipeline outside of a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago attended by the president.) In the next several months, a final decision will be made on the pipeline, according to its opponents, and the new campaign's "pledge of resistance is a commitment to massive and historic nationwide acts of peaceful, dignified civil disobedience if President Obama takes the first step to approve Keystone XL."

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