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Keystone Opponents Pledge Civil Disobedience if Pipeline Approved

Some climate activists are calling for civil disobedience if the Keystone XL pipeline is approved.(ALEX WONG/Getty Images)

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October 23, 2013

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are holding out hope the project won't be approved, but some are preparing a plan if President Obama gives the pipeline the go-ahead.

Three activist groups have recruited 76,000 backers who are pledging to stage sit-ins to stall the project if necessary, Bloomberg reports.

Rainforest Action Network, Credo Action, and The Other 98% say they hope their call for nonviolent demonstration puts pressure on Obama to turn down the controversial pipeline. And sit-ins aren't the only drastic measure pledged by opponents.

 

"If Obama approves the pipeline, I will eat my hat," said Daniel Kessler, a spokesman for 350.org.

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