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The story segment tonight actress environmentalist Daryl -- -- yesterday in front of the White House.
Santa has was I should say part of a group protesting a planned oil pipeline from northern Canada to the Gulf Coast of the USA.
Unlike America Canada is aggressively developing the oil reserves -- -- was cited for failure to Obey a lawful order.
Paid a 100 dollar fine she joins us now from Washington.
So -- it -- story.
This pipeline that's up and now stands from Alberta Canada to Oklahoma and it's been running.
Com for about a year a little bit more than a year.
And now they want extended from Oklahoma to the golf and you and you -- your groups it near you real upset why you upset.
Well the keystone one and the -- I believe you're referring to it had twelve spills and twelve months.
And this pipeline is proposed to go all the way the Gulf of Mexico through.
Family farms through ranches -- over our most precious water freshwater aquifer that supplies water for twenty million people and for a third of the nations that most rich farmlands and ranch land.
And is just not a wise thing aside from the fact that the tar -- is just.
-- recognize it was one of the world's largest ecological atrocities.
Okay so you're in -- say it's risky but it does provide about 12% of our oil we get from Canada.
The State Department and industry interest and you're running up against Hillary Clinton and President Obama -- -- Daryl Hannah against Hillary Clinton.
Fine here's why is right because -- State Department -- okay they are going to and President Obama is going to sign it because.
It is hasn't -- that -- all He hasn't and you're absolutely correct but here's why He has to pass to.
Because it's a job creator it's a job -- job creator you can't not create jobs and say.
Well you know what else creates jobs true energy independence.
Freedom from fossil fuels creates jobs we don't have that this kind of we don't have it.
We don't have it because we're not doing it we need to have -- we can have it.
For example some of the largest.
Solar communities are on military bases there's a town in Missouri that runs on wind power -- this this is the way we get true energy into and I want you -- -- do I hope you know I don't really want that is what did you do I don't want to hate them.
-- -- -- Not -- -- in my audience wanted.
-- Natalie is that that's why I imagine thousands of people are out they're demonstrating in on the White House is -- for energy independence in this way as well and -- All right as well -- -- Q did you -- And I and and you are well intentioned as well indignities -- people aren't activists that are out there these are -- let these ignores these are doctors these are people who have never been arrested before or out they're saying.
We want -- President Obama promised which is a clean.
-- -- -- -- And is not really well known in keeping his promises and I say that -- all due respect.
Here's what you politics and not notice keeping their -- as we're viewing -- and uncle that are going wrong okayed you know T.
Boone Pickens is you know him I do know authentic yeah.
In my office.
About four months ago.
Billions of dollars trying to develop wind energy.
All right well how could I ever really they hear me -- hear me out here me out.
Okay He put up 687.
All right at a reported one and a half billion dollars.
And He wanted to export the energy and just as you do.
Clean energy get away from oil He couldn't making it work eat while you work.
So there for you we don't -- -- If you scratch the surface you'll see the T.
Boone Pickens has another agenda which is natural gas.
Because when oil wells -- -- what do they have natural gas T.
Boone Pickens owns more natural gas -- than probably anybody in this country you can do -- trying to promote natural gas which is not clean.
You which is -- old fossil -- Tivo which is a businessman He wants to make money that's right now can sell natural gas and wind he's gonna do both.
He told me and I believe him He put his money where his mouth -- and they couldn't get the wind power to the urban areas they could.
-- -- -- That's just not the case it's absolutely not the case.
But but you know T.
Boone Pickens is a charming man he's he's -- well spoken man but the fact is that He hasn't agenda and.
-- do you think President Obama is on your son is He on your son.
You know what I it I think it's difficult because politicians.
Tend to listen more to their lobbyists and that multinational corps and he's so you're saying the president is Fella you -- I'm not I'm not I'm not saying that you -- -- all -- -- -- settlement.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Comment no you know what it mean I think that it's very challenging for politicians had to do right by the US citizens and that's what we're asking -- aren't -- Nancy.
-- you gotta be notes -- I know you walk.
Is He selling you out is a president selling you out -- -- in the pipeline.
We better not find this -- -- they these these than it then you'll see that the actions of the White House will be stepped up because if you look at.
Any significant social movement.
And in a historical context -- suffered jet in the movement the civil rights movement abolitionist movement.
They all require certain amount of Civil Disobedience or some resistance and I think you're gonna see more and more of this as the days go by if if that's the case -- in the -- you're always welcome here we thank you very much for coming.
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