17 Aug '12, 4pm

Construction Begins on Keystone XL, Protesters Hit Back

Construction Begins on Keystone XL, Protesters Hit Back

Everyone's favorite tar sands pipeline, that infamous Keystone XL, is back in the news again. The LA Times reports that last week, Transcanada "quietly" began construction of the controversial project, which would eventually pipe extra-dirty bitumen from the Alberta tar sands across the United States to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. The construction wasn't quiet for long, however—a crop of activists showed up at a number of the project construction sites, unfurling banners and forming human blockades to halt approaching bulldozers. Writer and activist Candice Bernd was on the scene; here, she describes the lead-up to the protest: There was no official ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate construction at the pipeline’s staging area last week—in fact, TransCanada’s careful PR control and political pressures led to a virtual media blackout on the subject.Instead, memb...

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