Anti-Energy Protesters Storm TransCanada’s Offices in Houston (Video)


Over fifty blockaders inside TransCanada headquarters in Houston march pipe dragon around, stage die-in. (Trans Blockade)

Protesters stormed the lobby of TransCanada’s Houston office on Monday dancing, screaming, trashing the lobby and chaining themselves to doors.
VIDEO HERE

The protesters do not believe in American energy production.
The Energy Tribune reported:

More than 100 protesters entered the lobby of TransCanada’s Houston office Monday in protest of the company’s proposed Keystone XL project.

The coalition was in the headquarters for about an hour before being forced out of the lobby by police. The protesters danced, spilled black ”tar sands” balloons and hung neon orange hazard tape. Two of the protesters locked themselves to the front doors of the offices demanding accountability for alleged abuses by TransCanada.

TransCanada declined to comment about the event.

Two arrests were made for trespassing, with one of the protesters being a journalist from Chicago, Illinois.

“From the Texas backwoods to the corporate boardrooms, the fight to defend our homes from toxic tar sands will not be ignored,” Ramsey Sprague, a Tar Sands Blockade spokesperson, told Rigzone. “We’re here today to directly confront the TransCanada executives who’re continuing on with business as usual while making our communities sacrifice zones.”

The protest was over the 1,200-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline, which is currently being reviewed by the State Department. The coalition claims that this event kicks-off a new phase of blockade organizing – targeting the corporate, political and financial infrastructure behind the Keystone XL pipeline with solidarity actions planned across the country this week, including Austin, Detroit and New York City.

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  • Glenmore

    If I was Canada, I’d build that big pipeline to the West Coast and just send all my oil to China.

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  • Stella Baskomb

    “solidarity actions planned across the country this week, including Austin, Detroit and New York City.”

    Y’know, having a demonstration in New York makes a lot of sense to me.

    Just last week, I was in the city and could not help noticing ugly tar sands all over the place. I mean tar sands on almost every street and avenue. Ick.

    I say, get some of those demonstrators in there to demonstrate how to clean up.

  • LYNNDH

    So, they walking to these “meetings”?

  • Buffalobob

    Perpetual demonstrators. I’ll bet they’ll be blockading algore’s corporate offices next in protest of him selling his network to evil oil.

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  • MathMom

    #5, my first thought was, “Did they drive to this demonstration?”

  • donh

    Protesters likely being funded by Al Jazeeragore or an Iranian front group.

  • Canuck

    Of course they walked – well maybe not the journalist from Chicago – I expect he rode his bike.
    I just wish they would learn enough about their subject to call it oil sands. We aren’t pulling tar from the ground.

  • Anyone have a flame thrower?

  • AE24

    Two arrests? Did they run out of handcuffs?

  • Flintstone F.

    I wonder if any of these guys ever took a geology class. This “toxic tar” is naturally occurring and has been used by man since the dawn of time. Over thousands of years it’s been widely used by anyone fortunate enough to have it handy. Suddenly, it’s toxic. Maybe we should tell them not to smoke it or eat it.

    Guaranteed that if we were to live “simply” and not destroy the environment by going back to the horse and buggy, these guys would be digging this stuff up to lube their axles (on the wagons) (the axles on the wagons).

  • BarbaraS

    Every one of them should have been arrested. They were trespassing on private property, disrupting work and trashing the place. No one should have to put up with this stuff on their own property. I would say this country is going to the dogs except that it would be insulting dogs. Where do these looney tunes come from?

  • bobdog

    And Obama wants to take away large capacity magazines?

    This is a pretty good example where they might do some good, or so it seems.

  • bob

    We should send them over to the middle east to try this over there. What do they think they are accomplishing? They take a hour break from World of Warcraft to take a nap at TransCanada’s office. Sad really.

  • Ditto #1! I was thinking the same thing! Let these do gooders spend some time in one their gulags-they wouldn’t last a day.

  • bigkahuna

    SHOOT THE ANIMALS

  • bigkahuna

    How do you think these pukes got there ?????? Riding bikes ?

  • dwdude

    tape their mouths shut and let them all lie there until they crap in their pants, then move them out into the street. a little public embarrassment would do them good.

  • UpChuck.Liberals

    Take away their iPhones, their iPads, their heat and food and see how eager they are to protest.

  • iconoclast

    “the fight to defend our homes from toxic tar sands will not be ignored,”

    omg, are the tar sands attacking people’s homes? How terrible.

  • Lim Lynn

    I thought Bitumen was end product used to smooth the layers of various size of pebbles and rocks underneath highway or normal road to enable less pot holes occurring. It’s not as if you are asking residents to eat them.

  • YourMaster

    they should pass laws making eviro-wacko’s illegal…
    …and than you can burn their houses down, open fire, or ship them to saudi arabia
    (where the muslims… would probably butcher or stone these people to death and then behead them and either mount it on a pike for everybody to see or send the head to their families if they tried it there.

    seems like it’s perfectly legal to kill someone in any of the arab countries…
    long as they are jews, women, christians or infidels and no government or police cares about it

  • john graham

    This in no laughing matter…..I HAVE LIVED IN SEVERAL HOMES, AND LOST THEM ALL TO THE EVIL ATTACKS OF SAND TAR….I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW INSENSATIVE YOU PEOPLE ARE…..OUR GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SEND ARMED (WITHOUT GUNS OF COURSE) FORCES AGAINST THIS EVIL INVADER…..FOR ALL OF OUR SAKE….OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON IT…….I truly wish I had nothing better to worry about…..

  • Peregrine Took, Hobbit S.O.B.

    So that awful stench that follows eco-hippies everywhere they go is from TAR SANDS! Who’d have known?

  • JDubya

    I think we as a global society should offer this sect of our species a region of the planet, free of any industrial-revolution technology, to live off the land like the primitive cultures of tribal groups.

    Then, the rest of us can live our lives without these chimps and retards.

    Dollars to doughnuts says if this were pressed onto them, they would cave like the wet paper bags they are and would collectively move back into mom’s basement.

  • even steven

    Too bad it’s illegal to club these idiots.