November 8, 2012

Keystone Opponents Turn to Civil Disobedience

Steven Mufson, Washington Post


LA Times

eystone XL pipeline foes have tried petitioning the government, grabbing media attention and filing lawsuits. Now, with the southern leg of the pipeline under construction, they’re turning to civil disobedience — and actress Daryl Hannah. On Monday, after a weekend of nonviolent civil disobedience training, supporters of the Tar Sands Blockade rallied in Winnsboro, Tex., where protesters were holding a “sit-in” 70 feet off the ground in a swath of trees. The trees stand in the middle of a corridor already cleared for the pipeline. The tree-climbing pipeline foes unfurled a banner that reads: “Rise Up and Defend Your Homes.”

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TAGGED: Transcanada, Canada, Daryl Hannah, Tar Sands Oil, Tar Sands Blockade, Keystone XL Pipeline

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