11 Feb '15, 2am

The FBI is targeting tar-sands activists. Should that worry you?

The tar-sands boom may have hit a lull because of low oil prices , but something is afoot at the FBI. Since last October, in locations as diverse as Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Denver, and Philadelphia, people with a history of protesting oil operations in the tar sands have been approached at their homes, workplaces, and parents’ homes by FBI agents . They have been told that they are not under formal investigation — but they need to answer a few questions. Which they have generally refused, while also wondering what exactly is going on. The tar sands is one thing that links all of the activists the FBI has visited. Another connection shared by many, but not all, are the “megaload actions” — a series of protests that blocked the route of large-scale shipments of oil extraction equipment that traveled through Oregon, Idaho, and Montana on their way to the Canadian tar sa...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/the-fbi-is-targeting-tar-...

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