Activists converge at White House over Keystone XL Pipeline
- Year: 2011
- Length: 3:52 minutes (3.54 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
The State Department’s Inspector General will launch an investigation into whether the department violated federal laws in its review of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This follows mounting criticism over the process that included a third party with ties to TransCanada conducting the environmental impact statement, reports of tens of thousands of lost public input records and ethical questions over State Department employees. The project would pump oil from the Alberta tar sands to refineries in Texas. Opponents -- including movie stars, scientists and a Nobel laureate -- joined thousands of activists over the weekend to link arms around the White House and urge the Obama Administration to reconsider its support of the controversial project. Alice Ollstein reports from the White House.