Protest the Keystone XL Pipeline While Obama is in Philadelphia

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As the president meets with House Democrats, activists will urge them to reject Keystone XL and take meaningful action on climate
Tomorrow, as President Obama visits Philadelphia to meet with House Democrats and plan their Congressional agenda, hundreds of climate change activists are planning to gather outside the meeting to urge him to veto any bill forcing approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Organizing the protest is 350 Philadelphia, a local division of the global climate movement
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As the Administration’s decision on the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline approaches, the activists plan to continue urging the President to reject the pipeline permit outright, on the grounds that the pipeline would threaten the climate and American natural resources.
The group will also urge House Democrats to support policies that protect the climate and help the United States transition to clean, renewable energy. Additionally, this coalition acknowledges the broader social and economic issues that underlie environmental injustice, and urge their political leadership to support the creation of living wage jobs, investments in education, and subsidies for sustainable infrastructure improvements.  
WHAT: Rally outside President Obama’s meeting with House Democrats to urge him to reject Keystone XL and take meaningful climate action
WHO: Hundreds of activists representing 350 Philadelphia,, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, the Shalom Center, Mom’s Clean Air Force,, Center for Biological Diversity, Penn Environment, CREDO, Food & Water Watch Pennsylvania, Ecology and Peacemakers Mission Groups of Central Baptist Church (Wayne, PA), and more!
WHEN: Thursday, January 29, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: The group will gather outside the Society Hill Sheraton Hotel, 1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


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