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UPDATE: Council endorses the Tar Sands Blockade in Texas

Blockaders dropped a banner off a 40-foot-tall wall made of timber scaffolding in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to delay TransCanada before they reach activists currently occupying a tree village in Winnsboro, Texas.

Blockaders dropped a banner off a 40-foot-tall wall made of timber scaffolding in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to delay TransCanada before they reach activists currently occupying a tree village in Winnsboro, Texas.

The Council of Canadians has signed ‘An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade‘ that says, “Our friends with the Tar Sands Blockade are blocking construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in the woods of Texas. …For two weeks, they have captured the imagination of the world with a daring tree-sit and bold ground actions near Winnsboro, Texas that have delayed TransCanada’s operations. …If we are determined to prevent the pursuit of extreme energy from destroying our communities, natural systems and climate, then peaceful, yet confrontational, protests like the Tar Sands Blockade are necessary actions for change. …There is not an inch of daylight in between us and those blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas. …We stand in solidarity with those who stand up for us all.” Others signing this statement include Friends of the Earth U.S., Global Exchange, Greenpeace Canada, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, UK Tar Sands Network, and 350.org.