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 [...]

After Helping to Resupply Tar Sands Blockade, Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein is Arrested

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 12:33 pm

In an effort to connect the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline being constructed by the multinational corporation TransCanada to extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein showed up to support the Tar Sands Blockade. Stein chose to risk arrest by taking supplies to the tree sitters. Backpacks and warm winter clothing [...]

TransCanada’s Paid Goons Arrest Ten Tar Sands Blockaders

By: Monday October 15, 2012 6:30 pm

More than fifty people reportedly risked arrest in Winnsboro, Texas, today, as they walked on to the area where TransCanada is constructing its Keystone XL pipeline and engaged in civil disobedience. Multiple individuals chose to defend and show solidarity with people who have been in the trees for the past three weeks taking direct action [...]

Guest Post: The New York Times Got It Wrong With the Tar Sands Blockade

By: Sunday October 14, 2012 1:18 pm

The Tar Sands Blockade has been resisting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by the multinational corporation TransCanada for over twenty days now. The Blockade was recently featured in the pages of the New York Times.  Alexandra Mara wrote a letter to the New York Times originally published at the blog, Documenting Resistance. The letter to [...]

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