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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein arrested in Texas while protesting Keystone XL pipeline

October 31st, 2012

Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, has been arrested in Texas while helping protesters of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Stein, who was being detained at the Wood County Jail, was helping resupply members of the Tar Sands Blockade who’re encamped in the trees trying to stop the path of the pipeline through East Texas.

Before being detained by local authorities — joining dozens of protesters who’ve been arrested for civil disobedience against the pipeline project — Dr. Stein issued a statement linking Keystone XL to the climate change that’s causing havoc with the U.S. economy and environment.


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Tar Sands Blockade members force another work stoppage in Texas

September 5th, 2012

Landowners and activists have again forced a temporary work stoppage on the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas.

This morning three members of the Tar Sands Blockade group latched themselves to tree-clearing machinery, stopping work crews from creating the path for the transcontinental pipeline.

It was not immediately known if police had been called to the scene, as they were to a similar scene of civil disobedience by the group in late August.


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American Sustainable Business Council asks Obama to reject Keystone XL pipeline

January 14th, 2012

A coalition of 45 business groups organized as the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) lodged firm opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, describing the project as “a boondoggle for oil companies” that will fail to provide permanent jobs or energy security for the US.
“Keystone is a sneak attack on American’s wallets,” said Frank Knapp, Vice Chairman of ASBC and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce.


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President says he’ll make the call on tar sands pipeline

November 2nd, 2011

President Obama told a Nebraska TV station yesterday that he — not the State Department — will be making the decision on whether to permit the controversial 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline.
The president said he would consider both the health of Americans and the economy in making the decision as he is presented with information about the pipeline — words that some environmentalists opposing the pipeline took as cautiously encouraging.


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