Construction on a multimillion dollar barricade outside Canada's Parliament was slated to begin today. Did someone have tar sands protest in mind in ordering the barricade built? If so, their efforts might be better spent in Texas. The Tar Sands Blockade has started a tree-sit in the woods of East Texas to keep Calgary-based TransCanada from building the Keystone XL pipeline.
Just when it seemed that the Keystone XL pipeline was on hold, TransCanada Corp. segments the project and the U.S. government fast tracks the environmental review process. This allows TransCanada to begin construction on the southern part of the Keystone XL this summer.
With a non-violent direct action camp that starts today in East Texas, grassroots opposition is working on a construction project of its own: Tar Sands Blockade.
Building in segments, trying to get around pipeline opposition