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October 07, 2011

Saying No to the Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Say No to Keystone XL
Today was the final public hearing by the State Department on TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. We were out en force at this Washington, DC, hearing to make sure the State Department knows this dirty, dangerous pipeline is not in our country's best interest.

Hearing crowd
Speakers from all backgrounds made their voices heard - from ranchers to clergy to veterans to environmentalists to college students to union members, and many more. The clean energy crowd outnumbered the pro-pipeline crowd at the speakers' podium all day.

Rally Signs
Then at noon was a massive "Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline" rally right outside the hearing location (only blocks from the White House). Speaker after speaker took to the stage to lead the crowd in chants for clean energy and against Keystone XL, and to talk more about the risks of tar sands oil and the great benefits of moving off fossil fuels to power the U.S.

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Sierra Student Coalition Director Quentin James leads the rally crowd in chants.

Have you submitted your comment against the proposed pipeline yet? Do it before the October 9th comment deadline!

Photos by Heather Moyer. See more photos of today's hearing and rally.

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