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Blocking Pipeline Carries Legal Risk in E. Texas

Downstream News -- Protesters trying to save the world by sitting in trees or blocking equipment used to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline are learning that environmental activism can be a ticket to lengthy jail time in East Texas.

Matthew Almonte, Glen Collins and Isabel Brooks landed in jail in Tyler on Dec. 3, charged with misdemeanour criminal trespass, resisting arrest and illegal dumping, following efforts to stop work on the TransCanada Corp. pipeline. Each has asked for a reduction in the $65,000 (U.S.) bond that must be posted to get out pending trial, without success.

The trio joined more than 30 others arrested since October near Tyler and Nacogdoches as they tried to halt work on the $7.6 billion (U.S.) pipeline that would bring products of Alberta oilsands to Houston-area refineries.


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Submitted Dec 21, 2012 By: GasPasserAB
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Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 9:41:08 AM

OK
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 11:15:30 PM

Greenpeace, PETA as well as the tree huggers in WA and OR all know that they face possible jail. It's the risk one takes when expressing one's opinion as part of one's civil rights (for those who would rather manure pile the rights of non-whites in the US, let it be said, these are rights that are applicable to all in the US of A).
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 10:10:50 PM


Interesting article GasPasser...thanks for posting.
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And using 10k logic ...... the BP spill was a terrorist attack on the Gulf Coast....
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So 10k ... does that make the other side corporate terrorists..... and the politicians they "pal around with" or support "domestic terrorists"?
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 7:31:36 AM

not the first time that protesters face jail or any other legal consequences.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:52:45 PM

Be safe and don't screw the land owners
boldrph
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:50:03 PM

texas is an evil place

[Edited by: boldrph at 12/22/2012 12:51:13 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:36:09 PM

It doesn't matter if they are activists or not, it is time the courts started coming down hard on anyone breaking any law for whatever reason.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:36:00 PM

Don't mess with Texas; you liberals should know this by now.
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good laugh for me 10k , your post(22/12/12). too funny.love it.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:29:56 PM

I am all for the pipeline and there is a saying of "Don't Mess with Texas".
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:28:01 PM

the appropriate name for "environmental activism" is "enviro-terrorists"..
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:25:39 PM

Is work already started?

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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:25:14 PM

It's the rule of money not the rule of the many.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:24:16 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:23:03 PM

Give'em a warning and then 'TIMBER'.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:22:57 PM

Build it!!!
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costly
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:19:30 PM

Lock them up.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:18:58 PM

A lot of workers, 50 miles north of Tyler, will soon be gone forever. The pipe is in the ground
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:18:04 PM

What?
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:16:39 PM

About time.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:15:17 PM

What about the 4% that did not want the pipeline on their properties?
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:15:12 PM

Enviro-nuts aren't much welcome in Texas - even if they aren't outsiders. The fuss over the pipeline is silly anyway. I've got a gas line on my property. If it wasn't marked, you wouldn't know it was there. The cattle couldn't care less.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:14:23 PM

Sometimes it makes sense to fight the man.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:14:18 PM

They should be sent to jail for a long long time.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:13:57 PM


Stay out of Texas, it's dangerous there.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:11:17 PM

Yep, let 'em swing for an hour or so...
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Give 'em a fair trial and hang 'em.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:09:33 PM

Gotta get that oil to China.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:08:47 PM

read this yesterday
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:08:42 PM

What a bunch of misinformed people... save the planet... oh puhleese!!! Only the creator of the world... GOD can save it, give me a break... send them to the looney bin!
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:04:36 PM

Wasting the tax payers money is all there doing.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:04:25 PM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:02:27 PM

Good. People need to be held responsible for their actions.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:55:01 PM

Lock em up!!
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:54:03 PM

This would be a moot issue if alternatives we more prevalent.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:53:58 PM

Jail ém and throw away the key.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:53:47 PM

The problem for the pipeline builders is that not all of it runs through east Texas.
PrettyLittleLady
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:53:25 PM

Thats no different than trying to save a tree..
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:52:24 PM

No no
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Get a life.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:46:17 PM

Go git'em Tex.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:45:03 PM

Leave it to Texas.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:37:05 PM

I say lock them up.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:35:09 PM

Great wake up call for them....
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:29:24 PM

Lengthy jail time... music to my ears.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:24:31 PM

Don't mess with Texas...
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:24:24 PM

it should
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:22:11 PM

This is not a good idea
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