That's what happened today in Washington DC, as leftists held a protest in front of the White House telling Obama they don't want the Keystone Pipeline.
The planned mega-rally was a bust (Globe & Mail).
A few thousand environmental activists braved chilly winds to gather on the Mall in Washington, D.C., Sunday, demanding Barack Obama say “no” to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal to funnel Alberta crude across the United States to refineries on the Gulf Coast.
Despite optimistic claims made from the stage and circulated on social media that 35,000 people attended, the reality was different. Long lines of portable toilets were mostly unused, some protesters left early and a straggling column marched on the White House two hours into the rally.From the Sierra Club's page, some photos:
The current weather in DC, 31 degrees with 18 mph winds that make it feel like it's 20 degrees.
The Heritage Foundation wrote of the Keystone Pipeline, which Obama has rejected.
Building the pipeline would bring over 700,000 barrels of oil per day and directly create 20,000 truly shovel-ready jobs. The Canadian Energy Research Institute estimates that current pipeline operations and the addition of the Keystone XL pipeline would create 179,000 American jobs by 2035.But the tree-huggers at the Sierra Club like Obamabot Carl Pope think we're better off without cheap gas.
Did you ever notice that the biggest supporters of shutting down projects like Keystone, or any other energy projects are always the affluent? Example A: Liberal loons like Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Darryl Hannah. Of course, higher energy prices won't affect them.