Articulate protester distrupts pipeline speech

Feb 1, 2013: Anti-Keystone XL Protester Disrupts TransCanada Speech for Several Minutes' [DemocracyNow.org] - An opponent of the Keystone XL oil pipeline has been arrested after interrupting a pipeline industry conference by chaining himself to the sound equipment. Ramsey Sprague disrupted a speech by Tom Hamilton, the manager of quality and compliance for TransCanada's controversial pipeline, during a conference in Texas. He railed against the pipeline for several minutes as a security official tried to stop him. "Keystone XL will be a massive failure. Tar Sands Blockade has proof positive that the welds are false, we've been inside the pipe, light shining through at morning, with photographic and video evidence their welds are inadequate. That pipe went into the ground less than an hour later."


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