Video: Renewable energy activists install solar power projects along pipeline path

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      Critics of the Keystone XL pipeline have come up with a novel way to draw attention to their struggle.

      They've started installing solar energy projects along part of the route of what some are calling the "black snake".

      The climate-justice group has posted an eight-minute video on YouTube telling the tale of the Solar XL campaign.

      It includes footage from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and farmer Jim Carlson's property in Nebraska.

      You can see it below:

      According to, the Keystone XL pipeline is not a done deal. It still requires a permit from Nebraska's Public Service Commission, which will vote on the issue later this month.

      Opponents have filed nearly 500,000 public comments urging the commission to reject the permit application.

      The Keystone XL pipeline is supported by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump.

      The Trudeau government has also approved Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion project.

      The Texas-based energy giants plans to triple diluted bitumen shipments from Alberta to its tank farm in Burnaby. If it's built, it will lead to a seven-fold increase in oil-tanker traffic in Burrard Inlet.