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10,000 Protesters Surround White House Calling on Obama to Reject Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

HeadlinesNov 07, 2011

Some 10,000 protesters surrounded the White House on Sunday calling on President Obama to reject the proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. The protest came exactly a year before the 2012 election. Protesters included Carol Fisher.

Carol Fisher, protester: "I’m here because I had to be, on behalf of my grandchildren, to be able to say, in the face of the rising tide of environmental degradation, political paralysis and the influence of corporations in our entire systems, that there were people that are saying 'No,' there were people that are saying 'Enough,' and that we are with—our focus is on the future and on the health of our planet, of our children, of our democratic systems."

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