Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Coyote Talks: Obama in Oklahoma to push tarsands pipeline

Indigenous Environmental Network with Naomi Klein
while being arrested at the White House
protesting the tarsands and Keystone XL pipeline
Photo Tarsands Action

White House Press Announcement About Cushing Event – No Voters Need Attend

March 20, 2012
The full White House press announcement is below. The locals in Oklahoma have noticed that not only is the event closed to the public, nobody is allowed within 6 miles. Protestors must stay within a small fenced area in a park or risk arrest. They note the irony of the difference between this treatment of average citizens and the “fast track” special treatment being offered to TransCanada.

Also see: LA Times: Plans underway to proceed with southern portion of Keystone XL pipeline:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-energy-20120321,0,5852348.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fnationworld%2Fnation+(L.A.+Times+-+National+News)

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

March 19, 2012
President Obama to Travel to Oklahoma
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, the President will travel to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On Thursday, he will visit the Cushing, Oklahoma area to discuss his Administration’s commitment to improving and supporting the infrastructure that helps us leverage our domestic resources, while also ensuring these projects are developed in a safe and responsible way. This includes a pipeline that will transport oil from Cushing to the Gulf of Mexico, which will help address the bottleneck of oil that has resulted in large part from increased domestic oil production in the Midwest. The President will deliver remarks at a storage yard holding pipes that will be used for the construction of the pipeline. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed members of the press but closed to the public.
Members of the media who wish to RSVP for the arrival of Air Force One should RSVP HEREby 5:00PM CDT/6:00PM EDT, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Members of the media who wish to RSVP for the President’s remarks should RSVP HERE by 5:00PM CDT/6:00PM EDT, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Members of the media who wish to RSVP for the departure of Air Force One should RSVPHERE by 5:00PM CDT/6:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY, NOT FOR REPORTING
THURSDAY, March 22, 2012
President Obama Remarks at TransCanada Pipe Yard
TransCanada Pipe Yard
2215 South Ripley Road
Stillwater, OK 74023
Event Time: 9:55am CDT
Media Coverage: The event is open to pre-credentialed media.
Press Contact for logistical and planning purposes only: Samantha Finke, 202-503-5685mobile or sfinke@who.eop.gov

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OBAMA PIPELINE PROTEST: Native Americans forced to protest in a cage

OBAMA PIPELINE PROTEST: Native Americans forced to protest in a cage
Click image for statement from Cushing, Okla. (Photo Marty Cobenais arrested at White House pipeline protest in Sept.)

1 comment:

Carrie La Seur said...

Thanks for the shout out to Great Plains Tar Sands Pipelines!

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