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USA: See anti-Keystone pipeline protesters take over Senator's office01:30

USA: See anti-Keystone pipeline protesters take over Senator's office

United States, Washington DC
November 18, 2014 at 10:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of anti-fracking activists converged on the office of Colorado senator Michael Bennet in Washington D.C. on Tuesday while the US Senate held a vote on the Keystone XL bill.

Representatives of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Energy coalition activists, and residents from Colorado and Nebraska held a sit-in protest with the intention of convincing Senator Bennet to change his vote on the bill. Protesters were later invited to a talk by the Senator's Chief of Staff, Jonathan Davidson to discuss the possible damaging repercussions of the construction of the KXL pipeline.

If the bill is passed, construction of the pipeline will allow for oil to be carried oil from the Canadian tar sands amid fears of environmental damage.

USA: See anti-Keystone pipeline protesters take over Senator's office01:30
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A group of anti-fracking activists converged on the office of Colorado senator Michael Bennet in Washington D.C. on Tuesday while the US Senate held a vote on the Keystone XL bill.

Representatives of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Energy coalition activists, and residents from Colorado and Nebraska held a sit-in protest with the intention of convincing Senator Bennet to change his vote on the bill. Protesters were later invited to a talk by the Senator's Chief of Staff, Jonathan Davidson to discuss the possible damaging repercussions of the construction of the KXL pipeline.

If the bill is passed, construction of the pipeline will allow for oil to be carried oil from the Canadian tar sands amid fears of environmental damage.

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