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Canary Coalition and 350 sponsor Keystone pipeline petition

Local activist group Canary Coalition will sponsor a petition to President Obama to deny a presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would transport crude oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in Texas. The organization believes the pipeline would cause harm to the environment, including damage to natural forests and endangered species.

On the ground: Street medics and the 2013 Walk for our Grandchild­ren

This past summer, Asheville resident Patricia Johnson participated in the 2013 Walk for Our Grandchildren — a 100-mile protest march that aimed to draw attention to fossil fuels and the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. Johnson writes about what it was like to be a “street medic” for the walk, in which many area residents trekked from outside Camp David to the White House.