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Dueling Rallies Highlight Labor-Green Split Over Pipeline
IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/7/2011 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 10/08/2011 7:09:33 AM PDT by Slyscribe

Edited on 10/08/2011 8:28:35 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

As liberal protesters watched forlornly from across the street, a loud, rowdy crowd of about 300 in downtown Washington, D.C., demonstrated in favor of a major oil industry pipeline project.

“There are those who oppose the pipeline. They say the oil is dirty,” said one of the speakers. “Let me be as kind and as gentle as I can be: [snip]!”

Hoots and cheers followed.

Was this the Tea Party counter-protesting against the Occupy Wall Street crowd? Nope. The rally was held by the Laborers International Union of North America. The union was there to back TransCanada’s (TRP) Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion project that would bring oil from Alberta to Texas.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: energy; greens; keystone; pipeline; unions

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