Anti-pipeline protesters to target Obama in SF

CREDO and other groups intend to protest outside President Obama’s fundraiser next Wednesday evening in San Francisco to send a message that if he’s serious about fighting climate change he must reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

They’ll be targeting the $32,500-per-person Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraising dinner that Obama is headlining along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the home of Ann and Gordon Getty, at Broadway and Baker Street in the Pacific Heights district.

Activists say the controversial pipeline project would accelerate climate change by speeding tar sands development and exporting dirty tar sands oil from Canada to foreign countries. Other organizations taking part in the protest include 350.org, Friends of the Earth and the Sierra Club.

CREDO in 2011 turned out over a thousand people at President Obama’s re-election campaign fundraiser in San Francisco, shortly before he first delayed his decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Elwood

    San Francisco, the capitol of the land of fruits and nuts.

  • RR senile columnist

    Another crowd of unemployed “Imperialism/Colonialism Studies” grads speaking on behalf of the working class. Of course, the proles would be hired to work on the pipeline but that is beside the point. The intelligentsia know what’s good for everybody. As Cool Hand Luke would say: “I wish you’d stop bein’ so good to me, Cap’n.”

  • GV Haste

    The same folks who will rally against the pipeline would rally to support a bill that would close Diablo Canyon in 5 years (if that were a real proposed law).

    They’d give us a dozen reasons why we really don’t need that 25% of our electric power from nuclear.
    Explaining to us that in just 100 square miles of the California desert, that we could produce all the electricity from solar that is needed by the entire nation.(not mentioning that they oppose new high power transmission lines to transport that electricity)

    Such is the mindset and reasoning of their religion.

    Of course that oil from Canada and Northern US is gonna be used regardless of the pipeline.
    Its all a matter of sending it out in a pipe, or by truck and rail.
    But the opposition religion is that if we slow it down or make it difficult and expensive, then it won’t ever be used.
    Meanwhile let us oppose all nuclear, instead wishing and wishing that solar will magically grow beyond 1% of our needs.

    Oh yeah, the same folks oppose obtaining natural gas via fracking…
    Meanwhile China is building a new full sized coal powered electric plant every single week. So, without power here, all our products will be produced there using coal powered electricity. Now, if we can just keep the wind from blowing China’s air over to California.