Liberal Activists to Protest Job-Creating Oil Pipeline
Actor Danny Glover, a perennial protester, plans to march with other liberal activists outside the White House in the summer heat to protest a proposed oil pipeline that would bring crude oil from Canada to U.S. refineries in Texas, creating tens of thousands of jobs in the process.
TransCanada says its proposed Keystone XL pipeline will give the U.S. a consistent and reliable supply of oil -- supplying roughly half the amount of oil the U.S. currently imports from the Middle East and Venezuela -- once it's completed.
Because the proposed pipeline would cross the international border near Morgan, Montana, a presidential permit issued by the U.S. State Department is required for the project to proceed. Glover and his fellow celebrity-environmentalist protesters want the Obama administration to deny TransCanada a permit.
In an open letter obtained by Politico.com, Glover is urging Americans to join him: "[W]e want you to consider doing something hard: coming to Washington in the hottest and stickiest weeks of the summer and engaging in civil disobedience that will likely get you arrested."