Cowboy & Indian Alliance protest in Washington, D.C. over the Keystone XL pipeline project
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SUBMITTED) Keystone pipeline protesters held a banner in front of the Lincoln Memorial and got into the reflecting pool at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Thursday to show their opposition to the controversial project.
The action was part of a week-long "Reject and Protect" protest in the nation's capital organized by the Cowboy and Indian Alliance.
They're concerned about the environmental impact from the pipeline. They're also worried about the project's effect on their traditional way of life, health and safety of the aboriginal people and impact on farming communities along the route.
"Look down at your children standing beside you, running in front of you, look at their innocence, look at their beauty, and then ask yourself: "Is their life worth this oil? Is their life worth this oil?," said a protester from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
The Keystone X-L pipeline project, a 17-hundred-mile, Trans-Canada pipeline, would move oil from Alberta's oilsands to refineries on the Gulf coast of Texas.
The U.S. State Department has recently extended a comment period on the pipeline that could delay a final decision until after the U.S. mid-term elections in November.
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