"Hundreds Gather in Seattle in Opposition To Coal, Oil Exports"

"Climate-change activist and author Bill McKibben and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn headlined a Saturday demonstration against coal and oil exports."

"Climate activists gathered on the Seattle waterfront Saturday and vowed to fight any increase in coal and oil exports through ports in Washington and other states.

In one of more than 200 such demonstrations across the nation, about 600 people lined the edge of Elliott Bay in Myrtle Edwards Park to form a symbolic barrier to coal shipments.

Although the nationwide “Draw the Line” demonstrations were aimed primarily at persuading President Obama not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, the Seattle crowd also protested proposed new West Coast coal ports they said would accelerate global warming."

Keith Ervin reports for the Seattle Times September 21, 2013.

Source: Seattle Times, 09/23/2013