Environmental Activists Arrested Following Canada-U.S. Crude Oil Pipeline Disruptions
Several environmental activists have been arrested following a series of disruptions to pipelines carrying oil from Canada to the U.S., according to news accounts.
According to Bloomberg, at least nine arrests were made after valves for five pipelines were closed in Washington, Minnesota, Montana and North Dakota. A group called “Climate Direct Action” claimed responsibility for the disruptions, saying it was supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline Project in North Dakota, according to reports by Bloomberg and Reuters. Energy Transfer Partners said Tuesday it was hopeful it could soon resume construction of a contested section of the Dakota Access Pipeline following a favorable court ruling.
Parts of TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline, as well as pipelines owned by Kinder Morgan, Spectra Energy and Enbridge, were targeted by the activists, according to news reports.
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