Another protestor of Keystone XL pipeline has taken to the trees in East Texas.
Inspired by a handful of kindred spirits who’ve been expressing their opposition to the pipeline via a tree blockade a few miles away, Kevin Redding, 22, of Austin, climbed into the timber at the West End Nature Preserve just outside Mt. Vernon, Texas.
Keystone XL pipeline protesters braced for a showdown with construction crews today in East Texas, where at least 8 protesters have been encamped since Monday in a ‘tree village’ built to block the path of the pipeline.
The Tar Sands Blockade protesters have been thwarting the progress of the pipeline through East Texas by locking themselves to equipment or sitting in front of tree-clearing machinery. They’ve slowed work crews at various points along the southern segment of Keystone XL, between Cushing, Okla., and Port Arthur, Texas.