More Photos: Obama Corrals Protesters in Cushing, Okla.
By Brenda Norrell
CUSHING, Okla. -- Protesters in Cushing, Oklahoma, were corralled with police tape, as President Obama made his coyote turn, and pushed for the Keystone XL pipeline in Cushing on Wednesday. The southern portion of the pipeline would cross the Red River, on the Oklahoma and Texas border which flows into Louisiana, and threaten the earth with the dirty crude oil from the tarsands in Alberta, Canada.
Obama's pro-pipeline talk was by invitation-only at a pipeline yard in Stillwater. Protesters were kept away.
Already, tarsands mining is devastating the homeland of the Cree and other First Nations in Alberta. Native Americans were arrested at the White House in September protesting the pipeline and tarsands.
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