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Activists Shut 5 Canada-US Pipelines to Support Standing Rock

 


Several climate-change activists were arrested Tuesday after shutting down five oil pipelines from Canada that can potentially carry nearly 15 percent of daily U.S. consumption, in the latest move by environmental groups to disrupt the movement of oil across North America to heighten awareness of the environmental and human dangers posed.

Protesters in Montana, Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington state successfully turned off valves on pipelines that flow from Canada's oil sands into the United States, said Climate Direct Action, adding that there were at least nine arrests

In a press release, the group said it had attempted to shut the pipelines in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has been protesting the construction of the US$3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline that would carry oil from North Dakota to the U.S. Gulf Coast over fears of potential damage to sacred lands and water supplies.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Activists-Shut-5-Canada-US-Pipelines-to-Support-Standing-Rock-20161011-0017.html

 

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