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“Keystone XL Pipeline Opponents Plan Protests”

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
August 20, 2012

A group called Tar Sands Blockade is planning civil disobedience protests against construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, including events in Cushing, Okla., the start of a 485-mile pipeline segment extending to refineries in the Gulf Coast of Texas.

“We intend to delay construction of this dangerous project long enough to force the termination of TransCanada’s shipping contracts and investments,” according to the group’s website. “It isn’t going to be easy, but inaction is far more risky than taking a stand.”
TransCanada officials said Thursday they are aware some groups intend to disrupt construction of the $2.3 billion pipeline. “We have plans in place to deal with this if disruptions do occur, but we will not discuss those plans publicly for the safety and security of our employees and contractors,” a spokesman said.

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