Posts Tagged with "transcanada"

An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade

Friday, October 5, 2012

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An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade

Rainforest Action Network is excited to have led this call to support the Tar Sands Blockade. Not only is stopping the expansion of fossil fuels infrastructure of the utmost priority, but the harsh repression of environmental activists from both TransCanada and law enforcement needs to be called out again and again. We stand with the Tar [...]

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TransCanada Ordered Texas Police To Use Brutal Tactics Against Peaceful Protesters

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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TransCanada Ordered Texas Police To Use Brutal Tactics Against Peaceful Protesters

Yesterday, we learned that Texas police applied sustained chokeholds, violent arm-twisting, pepper spray, and multiple uses of tasers to move two peaceful protesters—all at the behest of TransCanada employees. On Monday, eight brave people climbed trees on private land in Texas to block construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline and protect [...]

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Eight Climate Activists Climb Trees And Start Indefinite Tree Sit to Stop Keystone XL

Monday, September 24, 2012

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Eight Climate Activists Climb Trees And Start Indefinite Tree Sit to Stop Keystone XL

Originally posted by the Tar Sands Blockade Eight people climbed 80 feet into trees in the path of Keystone XL construction and pledged not to come down until the pipeline is stopped for good. Construction cannot proceed until tree-sitters descend and TransCanada clear-cuts through hundreds of trees to make way for the toxic tar sands [...]

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BREAKING: Three Blockaders Lock Themselves to Keystone XL Machinery

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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BREAKING: Three Blockaders Lock Themselves to Keystone XL Machinery

More action in Texas as three blockaders lock themselves to Keystone XL machinery. Three landowner advocates have locked themselves to a massive wood chipper and a skidder, both used in clear cutting trees in the path of the toxic pipeline. Tar Sands Blockade has again delayed construction on a segment of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar [...]

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Tar Sands Blockade Stops Work at Keystone XL Site Near Saltillo, TX

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Tar Sands Blockade Stops Work at Keystone XL Site Near Saltillo, TX

And the the Tar Sands Blockade strikes again! Three Tar Sands Blockaders (with two support folks) have locked down onto construction equipment near Saltillo, TX. The blockaders have been locked down for several hours now, the work site is closed, and TransCanada has sent 20 workers home. Now we’re hearing reports that police have left [...]

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People Power Defeats Keystone XL Again

Friday, March 9, 2012

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People Power Defeats Keystone XL Again

Yesterday, the Senate voted on a bill that would have overridden President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. And it’s all thanks to you. When Keystone XL reared its ugly head this time around, the climate movement responded with a massive show of strength: 802,000 of us sent messages to our Senators telling them [...]

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Keystone XL Rejected: Thank You President Obama

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Keystone XL Rejected: Thank You President Obama

President Obama has just rejected the Keystone XL pipeline! This puts a halt to current plans for a massive 1700-mile pipeline that would have allowed some of the world’s dirtiest oil to travel from Canada’s tar sands through America’s heartland — jeopardizing our water, our air and our climate. Six months ago the pipeline project [...]

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Keystone XL: Not a Done Deal Anymore

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Keystone XL: Not a Done Deal Anymore

It was a done deal. At least, it was until a grassroots movement—driven by strong action—threw a major monkey wrench into the process. This afternoon the cards collapsed for TransCanada, the corporate giant behind the proposed 1700-mile tar sands pipeline. It looks like we stopped the Keystone XL. Today, the U.S. State Department announced that [...]

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Oil Pipeline And Husker Football Don’t Mix

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Oil Pipeline And Husker Football Don’t Mix

Yesterday, the University of Nebraska severed ties with TransCanada after a massive outcry from Husker football fans upset that the developer of the Keystone Pipeline was running ads on the video screen at Memorial Stadium. Athletic Director Tom Osborne said that University of Nebraska athletic events are designed to “entertain and unify our fan base” [...]

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VIDEO: Landowners Take It To The Streets To Protest Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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VIDEO: Landowners Take It To The Streets To Protest Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

The massive sit-in at the White House to protest the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline expansion has entered its fifth day, with over 50 more arrests. But the protesters taking part in the civil disobedience at the White House are not the only ones taking their opposition to Keystone XL and the tar sands to [...]

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