September 2012 archive

Keystone XL Destroys David Hightower’s Home

Over the past few days, TransCanada has clear-cut the home of David Hightower, a local Texas farmer who hand-picked his now destroyed vineyard for 12 years. This is the reality of what is happening on the ground in East Texas as construction of the Keystone XL pipeline continues at several points. David’s neighbors and regional …

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Clear-Cutting Crews Near Tree Blockade — Sheriff Assisting TransCanada (Day 6)

UPDATE 5:00PM – Day 6 Comes to Close — Construction Has Stopped For the Day  UPDATE 3:30PM – Tree Clear-Cutting Machine Retreats! — Returns to Widening Its Path After about five very tense encounters our teams of ground blockaders were able to successfully force the clear cutting machine from thrashing its way toward our friends …

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Heavy Machinery, Police Approaching Tree Blockade (Day 5)

UPDATE: 9:00PM – Sheriffs Have Left the Scene – Everything Calm as Cool Breeze Blows Through the Trees UPDATE: 6:00PM – Alert: Multiple Sheriffs Have Arrived On Four-Wheelers Sheriff has informed all the sitters that he doen’t plan on arresting anyone tonight, but if sitters stay up in the trees he will arrest them at …

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