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More than 40,000 protest against Keystone XL and Fracking at Forward on Climate

Original story at CNN iReport• 2 mentions • 1 year ago

CNN iReport 1 year ago

Location Washington, District of Columbia CNN PRODUCER NOTEschmiddi says thousands of people came together at the foot of the Washington Monument to protest the Keystone Pipeline and fracking in Washington D.C. on February 17. He says the event was organized by the Sierra Club. Despite the frigid temperatures, he says the mood was positive and the crowd was peaceful. Read more about the rally on CNN. - Jareen, CNN iReport producerIt was a cold, very cold, February Sunday in Washington DC but despite the weather more than 40,000 showed up at the foot of the Washington Memorial to protest against the Keystone XL pipeline and fracking among other climate related issues. This protest, organized by the Sierra Club, is claimed to be the largest climate related protest in DC with the aim to urge President Obama to take action on a diverse set of climate related issues. The Keystone pipeline was though certainly at the heart of the event.Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.Enter your e-mail address below and we will send you an e-mail with a link and reset code to reset your password.
 
 
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18 Feb
Heidi Cullen @HeidiCullen
RT @vkhosla: More than 40,000 protest against Keystone XL and Fracking at Forward on #Climate - CNN iReport http://t.co/2flYGEea
18 Feb
Bill McKibben @billmckibben
CNN counts the crowd at more than 40k http://t.co/Tb5iiE2l