For First Time, Anti-Terrorism Law Used to Have Americans Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline Arrested

By: Tuesday December 17, 2013 10:22 am

A demonstration against Devon Energy and the company’s role in fracking and tar sands mining, including the Keystone XL pipeline, ended with four individuals being placed under arrest last week. Two of them were arrested by police on the basis that they had violated an Oklahoma anti-terrorism law prohibiting “terrorism hoaxes.” It is strongly suspected [...]

Climate Justice Activist Tim DeChristopher on Going to Prison for Disrupting Land Auction

By: Monday April 22, 2013 4:08 pm

Climate justice activist Tim DeChristopher, who was given a two-year sentence in prison for making fake bids in a Utah public land auction that later was found to be corrupt, is finally free. He appeared on “Democracy Now!” this morning to give his first interview since being released Sunday from the halfway house where he [...]

Public Comments on Keystone XL Pipeline to Be Kept Secret by State Department

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 5:44 pm

A Web-based electronic docket is setup for public comments on the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline before the State Department makes the final decision on whether to approve the project. But, the comments themselves are not going to be available online for the public to access and read, according to John Cushman of Inside [...]

Obama’s Choice to Alienate Environmental Activists and Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

By: Monday February 18, 2013 11:58 am

Somewhere around thirty-five to forty thousand people came to the National Mall in Washington, DC, for one of the largest climate rallies in history.  Those demonstrating demanded that President Barack Obama honor his inaugural pledge and take action on climate change. They also called on Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline being built by [...]

Forty-Eight Arrested as Sierra Club Protests Keystone XL Pipeline and Ends Ban on Civil Disobedience

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 8:38 pm

Dozens of people demonstrated in front of the White House to protest construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is being built by the multinational corporation TransCanada. Forty-eight of them engaged in civil disobedience and were arrested. Those arrested included: Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club; Allison Chin, president of the Sierra Club; Bill McKibben, [...]

Oklahoma Youth Pastor Suspends & Locks Himself to Keystone XL Pipeline Machinery

By: Monday February 11, 2013 3:46 pm

A youth pastor from Oklahoma named Stefan Warner locked himself to machinery being used to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline this morning. He was arrested along with six others who showed up to demonstrate and support him while he was locked to the machinery. Warner, according to a press release from Great Plains [...]

Multinational Corporation Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Bullies Activists Into Settling Lawsuit

By: Monday January 28, 2013 8:40 pm

TransCanada, which is currently constructing a tar sands oil pipeline that runs through Texas, reached a settlement with activists who have been protesting the pipeline. The settlement was the result of a lawsuit the multinational corporation brought to censor, intimidate and silence activists protesting construction by burdening them with a lawsuit where they would be [...]

Police Threaten to Use Tear Gas, Send Dog Into Pipe to Remove Tar Sands Blockaders

By: Monday December 3, 2012 11:40 am

UPDATE – 3:30 PM EST Both Matt and Glen were arrested. The Tar Sands Blockade reports they were loaded into a police van and taken away. The police brought an ambulance to the scene and then removed the concrete barrels. The police entered the pipe to arrest the two Blockaders. And, while the arrest was [...]

Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters Pepper Sprayed by Cherokee County Sheriffs

By: Monday November 19, 2012 8:04 pm

This morning four people Nacogdoches, Texas, “locked themselves to heavy machinery used along the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route, according to the Tar Sands Blockade group. The action interrupted and halted ongoing pipeline construction until police pepper sprayed the blockaders and were able to arrest and remove them in flexicuffs. The action was planned [...]

Two Charged with Felonies for Disrupting Keystone XL Pipeline Construction from Trees

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 5:25 pm

(update below) Two young women from New England who attempted to start a second tree blockade to stop TransCanada’s construction of the Keystone XL pipeline have been charged with felonies. They were arrested in the last twenty-four hours. As this blog reported yesterday, in Sacul, Texas, Pika of Vermont and Lauren of New Hampshire climbed up onto [...]

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