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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Activists Now Are Accosting Oil Industry Executives at Their Homes

Are activists crossing the line
by confronting execs at their home?
From The Barrel Blog:
We’ve written before about the increasingly confrontational tactics that anti-oil activists have taken to protest Keystone XL, the Canada-US oil pipeline that needs State Department approval to go ahead. Platts also saw this first-hand about a year ago at a conference in Houston, as we noted in that same blog posting. 
But it isn’t just Keystone XL anymore. In a new video recently posted online, a group of activists from the Tar Sands Blockade went to the home of Enbridge’s Mark Maki in Houston about 10 p.m., knocked on the front door and confronted him. The confrontation began by “discussing” the Enbridge spill in Kalamazoo several years ago, but then got increasingly hostile and nasty. 
Maki stepped outside his home and engaged in a lopsided conversation in which he was outnumbered by an undetermined amount of people; the “video” is mostly audio, owing to the nighttime taping. (There were both men and womyn from the Tar Sands Blockade, and yes, that is how they spell women on the group’s website.)
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