Tar Sands Blockade Stands Strong in Texas

by Cassady Craighill

August 16, 2012

TransCanada quietly starts construction on Keystone XL - Activists expose them with banner drops across Texas and Oklahoma.

Guest blog from Tar Sands Blockade, a nonviolent direct action campaign uniting Texas and Oklahoma landowners and activists to halt the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Remember a year ago when 1,253 people got arrested in front of the White House? We came in waves day after day, for weeks, vowing that we would lay our bodies on the line to halt the permitting of the dreaded Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Well, in case you havent heard since then Big Oil has been up to its old tricks and recently secured all the necessary permits to build the southern section of Keystone XL to the Gulf. The Canadian oil corporation, TransCanada, is planning to break ground within weeks. I dont know about you, but I dont plan on letting them build anything that could spell game over for the global climate.

Fortunately, Im not alone. Im proud to be part of Tar Sands Blockade, a growing movement of Texas landowners and activists ready to use nonviolent direct action to stand up to Big Oil and say; Dont Mess with Texas.

We need your help! Together we can halt this dirty pipeline in its tracks and build the healthy, clean energy future we know is possible. Were an open grassroots organization so sign up on our website to learn more about how to get involved.

Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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