March 18, 2019 | Blog

Mariner East Opponents Tactics: Protests and Politics

Tomorrow protesters will take front stage in the State Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to demand relief from “clear and present danger” the Mariner East pipeline project allegedly presents. The “Rally for Pipeline Safety and Environmental Protection” looks to be the most civil demonstration yet…a ways away from baiting wild animals onto pipeline easements and […]

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March 18, 2019 | Press Releases

GAIN Coalition Statement Regarding the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Denying Keystone XL Pre-Construction Work

On Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected TransCanada’s request to allow pre-construction work on the Keystone XL Pipeline to proceed, potentially delaying the project for another year. In response, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition said: “Continued delay of the Keystone XL Pipeline threatens the creation of nearly 6,600 jobs, over $2 […]

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March 13, 2019 | Blog

Pipeline Vandals Risk Catastrophic Outcomes

InsideSources, Duluth News Tribune, Houston Chronicle, and Odessa American recently published an op-ed by GAIN Strategic Adviser James “Spider” Marks regarding the detrimental impact of illegal protester antics. Anti-energy protesters claim to be protecting the environment – but their tactics, from arson to valve-turning, do the exact opposite and perhaps do more harm than good. […]

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March 11, 2019 | Blog

Companies decry ‘valve turners’ who shut down pipelines

Associated Press published an article on“valve-turning,” an increasingly popular protest tactic activists have incorporated into their playbook. In addition to being illegal, federal regulators have warned that tampering with pipeline valves can result in “death, injury, and economic and environmental harm.” The article references four activists who were arrested last month after targeting an Enbridge […]

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March 4, 2019 | Blog

North Dakota tribes continue to make accusations against US Army Corps of Engineers

The tribes in North Dakota are back at it again – they picked up where they left off in their crusade against the Dakota Access Pipeline with new allegations this past week. The Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton and Oglala Sioux tribes have accused the US Army Corps of Engineers – a reputable, nonpartisan government […]

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