Above: Anti-Keystone XL pipeline activists hold up a pipeline longer and blacker than the shadows cast by the sun late this afternoon in downtown Olympia.
by Janine Unsoeld
To coincide with protests and actions against the Keystone XL pipeline this weekend in Washington D.C., local activists are letting President Barack Obama know how they feel about it through emails and creative imagery. President Obama will soon decide whether to approve the pipeline.Keystone XL is a proposed pipeline that would run 2,000 miles from Canada to Texas carrying tar sands oil, one of the dirtiest fossil fuels on the planet, across six states and several major rivers, including the Missouri, Yellowstone and Red River. This project would potentially threaten water supplies for millions of Americans along its path if a leak or spill were to occur.