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A Keystone XL pipeline protester demonstrates outside of the White House on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House

Environmental activists — including actress Darryl Hannah, poet laureate Bob Haas, a Texas landowner and climate scientist James Hansen — were arrested at the White House on Wednesday in a bid to convince President Barack Obama to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Demonstrators hold up signs in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline project in the US, and the Tar Sands Development in Alberta Canada. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Obama faces angry liberals over pipeline

President Obama is barreling toward what one Bay Area activist predicts could be “all out warfare” with environmentalists who want him to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Tar Sands Blockade protests the Keystone Pipeline at a TransCanada office in Houston. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle)

53 senators push Obama to approve Keystone XL

A bipartisan group of 53 senators on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, over the objections of environmental activists who have made it a signature issue.