At least five activists were arrested Tuesday for blocking a shipment of pipeline for Canada's much-hated TMX project by locking themselves to the dock in Vancouver WA where it was to be unloaded. The action by Portland Rising Tide was the third targeting the port for its role in transporting particularly heavy, dirty Alberta tar sands crude for a $7.4 billion project that environmentalists, First Nations, and many others view as a disaster in the making.
"This is on my people's land, and I have the right to protect it for my future generations," said one of the charged activists.
"Profits for a few are being privileged over the well-being of all communities...
"The only reasonable decision for investors in this situation is to green their...
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