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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     schmiddi says thousands of people came together at the foot of the Washington Monument to protest the Keystone Pipeline and fracking in Washington D.C. on February 17. The event was organized by the Sierra Club amd The rally had an attendance of more than 40,000 people, according to Despite the frigid temperatures, he says the mood was positive and the crowd was peaceful. Read more about the rally on CNN and click here to see photos of the Keystone pipeline protests in Denver and San Diego.
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    It was a cold, very cold, February Sunday in Washington DC but despite the weather more than 40,000 showed up at the foot of the Washington Memorial to protest against the Keystone XL pipeline and fracking among other climate related issues. This protest, organized by the Sierra Club, is claimed to be the largest climate related protest in DC with the aim to urge President Obama to take action on a diverse set of climate related issues. The Keystone pipeline was though certainly at the heart of the event.

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