The U.S. Government appears to be moving forward with a portion of the Keystone Pipeline, reflecting polls that show that a majority of Americans support the project, despite protest from environmentalists and other activists. The move comes after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week approved the section of the pipeline running from Cushing, Okla. to Nederland, Tex. In January, Obama barred Calgary-based TransCanada from building the northern section of the pipeline that would have stretched from Alberta to Oklahoma. In this video, environmentalists and other activists, including faith leaders, held a protest rally in Washington in the fall of 2011 to try to block the then-proposed 1,700-mile pipeline that would have run through six states and the highly sensitive Ogallala acquifer in Nebraska.
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Keystone XL and Jobs: Just More Pipe Dreams (Robert Redford, The Huffington Post, December 11, 2011)
Obama Administration to Reject Keystone Pipeline (The Washington Post, January 18, 2011)