Thirteen Arrested At TransCanada’s Houston Headquarters

16. September 2013
By | Source: Earth First! Newswire

by Scott Parkin / Rainforest Action Network

13arrestedRight now I am in Houston where people are peacefully sitting-in at the US headquarters of TransCanada. The company—which is responsible for the Keystone XL pipeline—only cares about its bottom line, not the disastrous impacts the pipeline will have on landowners, water, climate and communities living near tar sands mines and refineries.

The pipeline must be stopped, that’s why protesters are disrupting business as usual in Houston.

Call TransCanada CEO Russ Girling at (403) 920-7888 right now with a respectful message: I oppose the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Note: That is a Canadian number and international toll charges may apply. After you call, tell us how it went.

You can use these talking points on the call:

  • I oppose the Keystone XL pipeline because it will spill dirty tar sands oil into our water supply and soil, and cook our climate.
  • I oppose the Keystone XL pipeline because its pollution will harm communities from Alberta to those near refinery sites in Houston.
  • I oppose the Keystone XL pipeline because it will only serve to line the pockets of TransCanada’s CEO Russ Girling while landowners from Texas on up to the Canadian border will pay the price for TransCanada’s greed.

If you cannot reach CEO Girling or want to call a US number, call Michael Barnes, TransCanada’s Houston Communications Manager, at (281) 309-2099, or Transcanada’s media inquiry line, (800) 608-7859.

The protesters today are among 75,000 people who have signed the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance to risk arrest in peaceful, dignified acts of civil disobedience demanding President Obama stop the pipeline. Rainforest Action Network, along with our partners at CREDO and The Other 98%, will continue to mobilize pledge signers in every corner of the country until the pipeline is rejected.

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