Environmentalists Plan Phoenix Protest of Keystone XL Pipeline
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|One of the many protests against this pipeline.|
Phoenix is one of many cities around the country in which environmentalists plan on holding "vigils" to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Mind you, the proposed path of the pipeline doesn't come within 1,000 miles of Phoenix.
|This leg of the pipeline would connect to existing pipelines that run down to the Gulf of Mexico.|
These protests scheduled for today (more than 200 are planned) are in response to a State Department environmental report released last week, which found no drastic environmental impact of the multi-billion-dollar pipeline project.
This doesn't mean the project's going forward, or that it's not, but it's enough for 18 environmentalist groups to protest.
Phoenix's edition is planned for 5 p.m. outside the Sandra Day O'Connor US Courthouse in Downtown Phoenix.
"This vigil will be peaceful and respectful," one of the events organizer's says in an e-mail.
The vigil is described as "an all-hands-on-deck moment to send the message to President Obama that Keystone XL fails his climate test and he must reject it. "
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