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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Jun 24, 2013 9:15 AM Flag

    Anti-Keystone activists set to be left behind again

    Anti-Keystone activists set to be left behind again

    By DARREN GOODE | 6/24/13 5:02 AM EDT

    President Barack Obama’s big rollout on climate change is unlikely to offer much solace for one large, vocal segment of his green base: the throngs of activists who have spent more than two years urging him to kill the Keystone XL pipeline.

    Thousands of environmentalists have tried mightily to vault the Alberta-to-Texas oil pipeline to the top of Obama’s global warming agenda, holding mass rallies outside the White House, dogging the president’s public appearances and even going to jail.

    But Keystone has been conspicuously absent from the public and private previews of Obama’s Tuesday afternoon speech at Georgetown University — which will be closed to the public, limiting opportunities for hecklers.

    At the very least, silence from Obama on the issue would leave the pipeline as a battle still to be settled, with most observers betting heavily that the president will give it the go-ahead later this year.

    (PHOTOS: Keystone XL pipeline protest)

    Once an obscure pipeline project, Keystone has acquired a


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