The First Amendment will be in full effect this week as May Day’s marchers cross the Hill and activists rally. We’ll have more on preparations on Capitol Hill soon. Tuesday, a smaller group crossed the neighborhood on its way downtown as a few dozen high school students marched and rallied against the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Their destination was 2nd Ave’s Federal Building where the group blocked the entrance for a short time — and drew a stern look from a security agent.
Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced it would delay planning for the 1,700-mile pipeline that would run between Alberta and Nebraska. Opponents are concerned about the proposed pipeline’s impact on Nebraska’s “ecologically sensitive Sand Hills region.”