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Above • Protesters of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline gather around a coffin Thursday as the Rev. Tom Goldsmith, left, of First Unitarian Church leads a "Funeral for the Future" service outside the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City. Right • Krista Bowers wears a veil during the protest. Below • Chriss Meecham holds a sign during the mock funeral.
Organizers said Thursday's event was aimed at calling attention to support for the pipeline by all members of Utah's congressional delegation.
When completed, the Keystone pipeline would carry petroleum products from Canada and the northern U.S. to refineries on the Gulf Coast.
Protest supporters included Citizens Climate Lobby-Utah Group, Fossil Free U,HEAL Utah, Mormon Stewards Protecting the Earth, Peaceful Uprising, Sierra Club-Utah Chapter and Utah Tar Sands Resistance.