TransCanada Pipeline protestor cements self to easement - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

TransCanada Pipeline protestor cements self to easement

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Protestors continue to do all they can to delay the Transcanada Pipeline Project in East Texas.

In Wood County on Monday, one of those protestors physically attached himself to the easement where construction was scheduled to take place. 

The protestor was using at least his arm and concrete to stay locked in place. A tarp, put up by officials, kept other protestors and media from seeing what exactly was going on.
 
"We were never on the easement. They tried to get us off the property [and were] saying we didn't have permission to be out here. The land owner came out here and she seemed very devastated," said Cindy Spoon, a protestor.

The protestors said they offered to leave, but the property owner said she didn't care if they stayed. She told them she just didn't want to watch what was happening.

Her son, Gabriel Cordova, said when their family signed the pipeline contract four years ago, they weren't signing up for this.

"When I was investigating what they were pumping through this, I found out it was coming from Alberta, Canada and it's going to be a tar sands oil. All of the stuff they have to dilute this oil [with] and all of the toxins they have to mix with this oil... it's just a very detrimental to the environment.

"Transcanada was never honest about it being tar sands oil that's coming through the pipe and not crude oil," said Spoon.

Cordova said he's sad to see the kids on his property having to go to such extremes to  be heard. But, he says he's confident their cause is one worth fighting for.

Cordova said he felt like he fought for oil as an Operation Desert Storm veteran and now he feels like he's fighting for his property.

"I just wanted to move out here and live in peace-- peace and quiet. Now, we have to fight a major billion dollar corporation over land-- over our land. If we didn't accept anything from them, they were just going to take it my eminent domain and our government let that happen. It's just very frustrating to be an American when this is going on," said Cordova.

Wood County Officials on the scene were able to get the protestor off the easement around 4:30 p.m. Monday. 

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Day 3 of Troup Murder Trial: Scales takes the stand

    Day 3 of Troup Murder Trial: Scales takes the stand

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:01:06 GMT
    The defendant, Joshua Scales, takes the stand to testify today in the Smith County Courthouse.The defendant, Joshua Scales, takes the stand to testify today in the Smith County Courthouse.

    On Thursday, Joshua Scales, an East Texas man charged with murder, took the stand to testify on day three of the trial. Joshua Scales is on trial for the summer 2016 murder of Jordan Ladue in Troup. 

    More >>

    On Thursday, Joshua Scales, an East Texas man charged with murder, took the stand to testify on day three of the trial. Joshua Scales is on trial for the summer 2016 murder of Jordan Ladue in Troup. 

    More >>
  • SFA picked sixth in preseason poll; Jacks take part in SLC Media Day

    SFA picked sixth in preseason poll; Jacks take part in SLC Media Day

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:25:09 GMT
    SFA football picked ot finish sixth in the SLC.SFA football picked ot finish sixth in the SLC.

    With the beginning of Stephen F. Austin's 91st season of football rapidly approaching, head coach Clint Conque, junior defensive lineman Lamont Alexander and sophomore wide receiver Tamrick Pace completed the first official football event of the year by taking part in the 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at Hilton Americas in Houston.  After learning they were picked to finish sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll...

    More >>

    With the beginning of Stephen F. Austin's 91st season of football rapidly approaching, head coach Clint Conque, junior defensive lineman Lamont Alexander and sophomore wide receiver Tamrick Pace completed the first official football event of the year by taking part in the 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at Hilton Americas in Houston.  After learning they were picked to finish sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll...

    More >>
  • Prayers asked for severely injured Lone Star firefighter

    Prayers asked for severely injured Lone Star firefighter

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:21:22 GMT
    (Source: Linda Shirley Campbell)(Source: Linda Shirley Campbell)

    An East Texas community is coming together after a volunteer firefighter was severely injured.  

    More >>

    An East Texas community is coming together after a volunteer firefighter was severely injured. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly