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Madison group headed to climate change rally

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A group more than 100 strong left Madison and Milwaukee today, and will represent Wisconsin at Sunday's climate change rally in Washington, D.C.

Tens of thousands from across the country are expected at the rally.

The group plans to ask for presidential action on a number of issues, including the proposed Keystone XL pipeline system. The line would transport synthetic crude oil from the oil sands in Alberta, Canada to multiple refineries in the U.S.  

"Right when he(President Obama) got elected we were planning this because we knew that the Keystone XL pipeline approval decision was coming this spring," said Stephanie Kimball, with the climate action group 350 Madison. "And so we decided to have this rally on President's Day to show that climate change is going to be something that marks his presidency, whether it's successful or not."

Organizers say they also want President Obama to act to reduce carbon pollution.

Tomorrow's march is scheduled to go from the Washington Monument to the National Mall.

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