Deal in Texas Court Could End Pipeline Protests 1/27/13
January 27, 2013
(Information in the following story is from: Longview News-Journal,
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) - An agreement reached between attorneys for a company
building a Canada-to-Gulf Coast oil pipeline and various groups protesting the
project could signal a retreat on the part of demonstrators.
The Longview News-Journal reports lawyers for TransCanada obtained a
permanent injunction in an East Texas court against Tar Sands Blockade, Rising
Tide North America, Rising Tide Texas and others.
Under the injunction, protesters agreed to several things, including not
going onto TransCanada property to protest and not preventing access to the
company's right of way easements or equipment or that of contractors.
A spokesman for one of the anti-pipeline groups, Stop Tarsands Oil
Pipelines, did not immediately return an email seeking comment on Saturday.
TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline is designed to carry tar sands oil from
Canada to Texas refineries.