Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“TransCanada Files Lawsuit to Block Keystone XL Protests”

The company filed a lawsuit in Atoka County and is seeking a restraining order agains Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance and 21 people involved in the protests, The Oklahoman reports.

A judge barred three people — who already had been arrested in Atoka County — from interfering with pipeline construction, but he did not rule on the others named in TransCanada’s lawsuit, the environmental group said Friday.
The group contends the lawsuit is part of a broader campaign to “criminalize” dissent and discredit opposition to what it calls a “dangerous” project. Protesters are concerned about the possible hazards posed by the Gulf Coast Project pipeline’s transportation of diluted bitumen from Canada’s oil sands.

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