Massachusetts Democrats Greet Obama… With Protests

Supporters of Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) who is running in a special election to replace former Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) will receive a visit from President Barack Obama on Thursday. Obama’s visit to the Bay State was not, however, met with a warm welcome from Markey’s supporters. NBC News Reporter Shawna Thomas notes that Obama’s visit is being protested by Democrats opposed to the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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“Markey supporters protesting POTUS outside the campaign event,” Thomas wrote on Twitter.

Most of the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction has not yet been approved.

The State Department began a review of the project in the summer of 2011 noting that they were likely to give the project a passing environmental impact grade. In March of this year, however, the Environmental Protection Agency noted that State’s environmental impact report was “insufficient,” further postponing the pipeline’s construction.

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