Global Warming Protesters March In DC Bitter Cold Against Keystone Pipeline And Jobs, Leave Bigfoot Size Carbon Footprint

February 17, 2013 10:49 pmViews: 731

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In the bitter cold of a Washington DC winter, environmentalists marched at the mall to protest climate change and the keystone Pipeline project and unwittingly, the jobs America so needs that go with the project. Not caring a whit about their own enormous Bigfoot size carbon footprint, some 35,000 of faithful tree huggers braved low 30 degree temperatures with wind chills in the low 20's voice their opinions against the much needed Keystone Pipeline project which would bring Canadian tar sand oil from north of the US border to the Gulf coast.

While every attempt to bring more oil and energy such as nuclear and coal fired power plants to the foreign energy dependent United States has been protested by environmental groups, these groups apparently can't even see their own need for energy. One wonders if the faithful 35,000 environmental activists slept in tents on the National Mall during their stay in the nation's capital or if they enjoyed warm beds, cooked breakfasts and hot showers in cozy DC area hotels? All those so-called luxuries take energy produced by fossil fuels and take money and jobs from American workers as we have become more and more dependent on foreign energy sources.

Even the liberal pro-union AFL-CIO’s building and construction trades division has endorsed the Keystone pipeline because it would bring much needed jobs across the entire landscape of where the pipeline will run from Canada to the Gulf states. That's sure to set up a nice clash between liberal interests that could get interesting.

Here's one more photo to remind us how cold it is in Washington DC now:

Global warming Keystone Pipeline protest

Read more about the shivering global warming protest in chilly DC this past weekend from TheHill.com below:

Environmental groups gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Sunday and marched on the White House for a climate change rally largely aimed at pressuring President Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

Organizers said 35,000 activists attended the rally, where speakers portrayed the battle over the pipeline as a struggle between grassroots green groups and deep-pocketed special interests.

“They’ve got the lobbyists. They’ve got the super-PACs. They made the campaign contributions. They’ve got this town in their pockets — they have got the situation under control. And then you show up. And then we show up. And we change the game,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) told the crowd not long before it marched on the White House.

Obama will decide whether the project goes forward because it crosses national boundaries.

The pipeline would bring fossil fuels from Canadian tar sands fields to the Gulf Coast. Environmentalists are painting Obama’s upcoming decision as the litmus test for whether he plans to make good on recent comments about tackling climate change.

Activists at Sunday’s rally said approving the pipeline would taint Obama’s record on climate change. They said they hoped the demonstration would give the president the will to nix Keystone, even when a majority of both the House and the Senate want it built.

“His heart is there. The question is can we change the politics enough so he can do what he knows is right. And I believe that he will,” Van Jones, a former Obama adviser, told The Hill.

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