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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Pipeline Protest Scheduled For Monday....

A coalition of environmental groups will lend a Connecticut presence to a nationwide protest against the Keystone XL pipeline project on Monday.

Protesters are planning to gather outside the Giaimo Federal Building on Court Street in New Haven at 3 p.m. to protest the findings of a U.S. State Department report that was released on Friday. The report claims the controversial pipeline would not substantially worsen carbon pollution.

 The protests are being organized by a variety of environmental groups, including the Sierra Club. The 1,700 mile pipeline would bring 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada into the United States, ending in Houston, Texas.

Hopefully, the protesters will have had enough foresight to obtain the necessary permits needed to hold protests in the area surrounding the federal building. A lack of a permit forced the Connecticut Alliance for Retire Americans to relocate a July 2013 protest it had planned for the area surrounding the federal building to the New Haven Green.

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