Protesters block construction of TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline in eastern Texas
- Year: 2012
- Length: 5:26 minutes (4.97 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
In eastern Texas today protesters blocked construction of the southern leg of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline. When finished, the pipeline would transport crude oil from the tarsands of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Activists climbed trees in the path of the pipeline and chained themselves to machinery, bringing construction of the pipeline to a halt. Police arrested at least five people and used pepper spray on protesters who refused to leave the site. We spoke with FSRN reporter Andrew Oxford earlier today, he was at the site near Wells, Texas as police began to move in.