Activists urge president to reject pipeline

ST. LOUIS – Local activists are urging President Barack Obama to reject the controversial keystone pipeline.

The group protest outside of the Robert A. Young Federal Building in downtown St. Louis Monday.

The pipeline would travel through the U.S. carrying oil from western Canada to Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipeline. It would carry more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day to refineries.

Activists claim it will be a huge source of carbon pollution.

"It is developing the dirtiest form of fossil fuels at a time when we should be reducing our consumption of fossil fuels to address climate change," said David Henry.

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency put out a report that found it won't have an effect on the environment.

President Obama isn't expected to make a final decision before summer.


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