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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 02:05 PM
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Thousands gather to protest TransCanada pipeline by encircling the White House
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Edited on Sun Nov-06-11 02:19 PM by kpete
Source: Winnepeg Free Press

Thousands gather to protest TransCanada pipeline by encircling the White House
By Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | November 06, 2011

WASHINGTON - Thousands of protesters, including a Nobel laureate and a film star, are slated to join hands and encircle the White House on Sunday in opposition to TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline.

The demonstration is the latest in a series of White House protests aimed at convincing U.S. President Barack Obama to block the $7 billion project that would carry Alberta oilsands crude through six American states to Gulf Coast refineries.

Mark Ruffalo, nominated for an Academy Award last year, and Jody Williams, winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work on banning landmines, are among the celebrities scheduled to speak at the rally.
Obama is in Washington, and will likely be inside the White House as the protest unfolds.

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/greenpage/thousands-gather-to-protest-transcanada-pipeline-by-encircling-the-white-house-133323108.html



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