Monday, October 15, 2012
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 Original Here
Texas Landowners Join Environmentalists for Historic Blockade of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
A standoff is underway in Texas over construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would run oil from the Canadian tar sands fields to U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast. In a protest now entering its fourth week, dozens of environmental activists working with local Texas landowners have blocked the pipeline’s path with tree sits and other nonviolent protests. We speak to Susan Scott, who owns land where the pipeline will run; actress Daryl Hannah, who was arrested there last week and has long been active in protests against the pipeline; and Tar Sands Blockade coalition spokesperson Ron Seifert. [Original includes rush transcript]