Pipeline protesters to hold hands, encircle White House
November 6th, 2011
11:56 AM ET

Pipeline protesters to hold hands, encircle White House

(CNN) - Protesters plan to hold hands and encircle the White House on Sunday to demand President Barack Obama reject a proposed oil pipeline that would stretch from Canada through Texas.

Obama has implied he may weigh in on whether to allow construction of the 1,700 mile oil pipeline, which is at the center of a bitter environmental battle.

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  1. Jay in NC

    Kumbaya

    November 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama has become such an arrogant demagogue, he doesn't even try to give the appearance of propriety anymore. He just blatantly disregards the law ... and encourages his supporters to disregard the law.

      November 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
      • MTATL67

        Yes what a horrible person. Preventing the collapse of the banking & auto industries and dealing with a do nothing Congress....just evil.

        November 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Do nothing Congress? Isn't that what the protesters want the president to do, nothing.

        I guess it all depends on what they are not doing.

        November 6, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
      • kevin

        It's called desperation.

        November 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
  2. MTATL67

    I'm from Montana & was raised to love the out doors and that we need to protect the enviroment. I grew up on the Yellowstone river and was very upset about that oil spill. This pipeline is needed because for ecomomy needs it. A long with the pipeline for oil they need to build a pipeline to pump flood waters south which would also help the economy.

    November 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  3. MTATL67

    I'm from Montana and was to love the out doors and raised to believe we need to protect the enviroment. This pipeline. They also should build a pipeline to pump flood waters south which would also be good for the economy.

    November 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  4. MMallon

    Save the two-sentence blurbs for your ticker on the bottom of the TV screen, CNN. Your website is for full news stories.

    November 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  5. jean2009

    This pipeline does not benefit America. It is would be built to benefit Canada and China right through the heart of Oklahoma earthquake country. Hello! We need to move away from these dinosaur technologies and concentrate on green renewable sources of energy.

    November 7, 2011 at 9:30 am |
  6. tmarsh

    Odd why do refiners in Texas want bitumen? Bitumen costs less than oil, they can upgrade and refine it to the same finished products as the oil they get from Mexico and Venezuela just higher profits. I wonder how many jobs in the refineries will be kept with this new source to replace dwindling Mexican and soon to end contacted Venezuelan crude? No benefit to the US, tax the pipeline, states will, tax the workers the feds and state will, tax the companies that own the refiners, the state and feds will, no, no benefit at all.

    November 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm |