Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Anti-Keystone XL protests losing steam

Anti-Keystone XL protests losing steam | The Daily Caller
Attendance at protests against the Keystone XL pipeline appears to be in decline, despite warmer weather.

As part of the “Summer Heat” campaign to challenge the fossil fuel industry and hold President Barack Obama to his promise to address global warming, activists marched Saturday on Washington, D.C. This time, however, only a handful of protesters showed up, compared to the 35,000 protesters that came to town in February.

The “Rally for Independence from Fossil Fuels” began Saturday morning with about 70 people, according to sources who were present. That number grew to about 200 protesters around 11:30 a.m.

One activist tweeted that the number of protesters peaked at 500, significantly below the 35,000 present in February.

Some protesters carried anti-capitalist signs. One such sign read “Capitalism is killing the planet.”
“If only the protesters would have used more carbon based fuels instead of walking, perhaps the turnout would have been more impressive,” said Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot. “The Gore Effect has struck these poor hapless protesters twice — back in January and now again in July.”

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