WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - Protesters upset over U.S. House
Speaker John Boehner's support for a proposed continental pipeline
demonstrated outside his office in southwest Ohio.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that about 40 people protested
Wednesday outside the Ohio Republican's office in West Chester
Township in suburban Cincinnati.
Protesters dressed in dark or black clothing stretched out on
the ground to represent an oil spill. Some carried a mock pipeline
and some had large white fake dollar bills with Boehner's
photograph on one side and oil derricks on the other.
No problems were reported. A message was left at Boehner's
The U.S. House on Tuesday approved a bill that speeds up
construction of the pipeline that would carry oil from western
Canada to Texas refineries. Ten Democrats joined 224 Republicans in
backing the bill.