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Hundreds protest Keystone XL pipeline outside White House

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Hundreds of students and youth organizers were arrested Sunday as they protested the Keystone XL Pipeline project outside the White House.

They were urging President Obama to say no to the project. The proposed pipeline would begin in northern Alberta, Canada, through South Dakota, and extend more than a thousand miles to the U.S. gulf coast.  Once completed, the pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels of oil a day.

The project needs federal approval because the pipeline would cross an international border.  Opponents say the pipeline will increase carbon pollution. But supporters say it wouldn't significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions and it would create thousands of temporary jobs.

Hundreds of people were arrested during the protest.


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