Actresses and Professors Protest the Pipeline

On Tuesday Daryl Hannah was arrested near the White House while protesting possible approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  The Keystone XL project is designed to carry large quantities of oil from Canadian oil sands to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.  As such, the Keystone XL project is one of the most important steps America can take toward energy security.  That seems like good reason to approve the pipeline, but environmentalists like Ms. Hannah are determined to block it. Ms. Hannah is certainly free to express her opinions as she likes, but it seems odd that anyone would oppose construction of a pipeline that would help secure America's energy future by ensuring supplies from a reliable ally like Canada.  It seems odd, but Hannah was not alone at the White House.  She was joined by some 2,000 protesters, 500 of whom have been arrested.  These include Elijah Zarlin, a former senior writer on Obama's 2008 campaign.  Another was Bill...(Read Full Article)

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