Mass Action Targets TransCanada Offices

Tar Sands Blockaders have taken over the lobby of TransCanada’s Keystone XL headquarters!Tar Sands Blockaders have taken over the lobby of TransCanada’s Keystone XL headquarters!

January 7th, 2013

What: Tar Sands Blockade protesters take over TransCanada Keystone XL offices in Houston, demanding accountability for abuses by TransCanada

Where: 2700 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 400, Houston TX 77056 (next to the Houston Galleria)

When: Underway now!

Who: 100+ protesters gathered to confront pipeline company over land abuses, toxic legacy and climate change connected to TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.

The Tar Sands Blockade is a group of environmentalists and landowners working to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline through direct action.

Why: This action kicks off a new phase of the Tar Sands Blockade targeting the corporate and financial infrastructure behind the Keystone XL pipeline. TransCanada’s pipeline uses seized land to transport toxic tar sands oil through Texas and Oklahoma communities, in order to export it from Houston ports. These dangerous business practices and the backlash from communities across the country make this pipeline a toxic investment for our state and TransCanada’s corporate lenders.

Police arrive at front door, issue dispersal order for protesters in the lobby.Police arrive at front door, issue dispersal order for protesters in the lobby.