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13 arrested in TransCanada protest

Police warned protesters they could face up to a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail prior to arresting them, the Houston Chronicle said.

"They feel strongly enough that they're going to take that risk," said Amanda Starbuck, a spokeswoman for the Rainforest Action Network, which helped organize the protest.

Among those arrested were a former Exxon employee and a former Chevron geologist, both of whom quit their jobs because they were concerned about the environmental impact they were having.

Monday, September 16, 2013

36 People Risk Arrest at State Department Office in Boston Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline

Release Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013

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BOSTON, MA — Thirty-six people risked arrest today while staging a peaceful sit-in at the State Department’s office in Secretary Kerry's hometown of Boston in opposition to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. More than 200 supporters also rallied at Monday’s event in support of those risking arrest.

Obama's Keystone Regrets

The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sixty Activists Risk Arrest at State Department in Protest of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Release Date: 
Monday, August 12, 2013

Molly Haigh, Fitzgibbon Media, 907-750-1999
Sarah Lane, CREDO, 415-369-2104

Activists Arrested in Chicago Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone XL

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Monday, June 17, 2013

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CREDO, RAN & Other 98% Announce First Planned Act of Civil Disobedience to Stop Keystone XL

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

San Francisco, CA – CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Other 98% announced today their first planned act of civil disobedience as part of the Pledge of Resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline. The organizations have begun recruiting activists to participate in a sit in and risk arrest on Monday, June 17th at the State Department office in Downtown Chicago, IL.

Rainforest Action Network Statement in Response to President's Keystone XL Delay

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

WASHINGTON—Today, the Obama Administration requested a 12-18 month review for the Keystone XL pipeline, dealing the project a critical, and potentially fatal, blow. The controversial project has seen rising opposition from landowners and environmentalists including a 12,000-person protest at the White House just last Sunday.

Rainforest Action Network Executive Director, Rebecca Tarbotton, issued the following response: