By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Protesters fighting against the Keystone XL pipeline greeted President Barack Obama’s motorcade as it came into Philadelphia Thursday night as the President met with House Democrats.

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Dozens of activists representing several organizations came together to urge President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and to take a meaningful approach to climate control.

(credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

(credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

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“We support the President and we want the President to stand behind the environment and fight for priorities of the cities and the people that are really hurting,” said a protester.

Many of the protesters say they’re upset that the Senate passed a bill giving a green light for the pipeline.

“Elected officials get a lot of money from the oil companies to support the carbon industry. They get millions of dollars in campaign financing,” said a protester.

(credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

(credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

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“We are the people and I’ll be darned if somebody with a big fat wallet is going to take my voice away,” said another protester.

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The President is expected to veto the pipeline bill and make his own decision on the pipeline after a State Department review of the project.