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Students and leaders protest Keystone Pipeline

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Students and community leaders were outside of the state Capitol on Saturday to protest and demand that President Obama deny Keystone Pipeline a permit.

If Keystone XL Pipeline is granted a permit, forms of extreme energy extraction will be allow in Mississippi.

According to the Keystone Pipeline website http://keystone-xl.com/about/the-project/, the pipeline will have capacity to transport 830,000 barrels of oil per day to Gulf Coast and Midwest refineries. This will reduce American dependence on oil from Venezuela and the Middle East by up to 40 per cent.

Along with transporting crude oil from Canada, the Keystone XL Pipeline is said to support the significant growth of crude oil production in the United States from producers in the Bakken region of Montana and North Dakota.

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