On Monday March 10th, hundreds of protesters assembled in front of the Philadelphia Federal Building demanding that President Obama not issue a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed 1,700 mile pipeline that would transport oil from the tar sands of Northern Canada to oil refineries in Texas. Dozens of people blocked the doors of the federal building, including 2012 Green Party Vice Presidential candidate and Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign national coordinator Cheri Honkala, protesting the State Department’s conflict of interest in regard to the pipeline.