TransCanada Bulldozes Texas Farmer’s Renewable Biofuels Business

14 Nov

Cross Posted from Tar Sands Blockade

Right now TransCanada is bulldozing Nacogdoches local landowner, Michael Bishop’s property for its Keystone XL pipeline. Mr. Bishop has been a vocal opponent of the tar sands pipeline for years and has filed several lawsuits against the multi-national corporation to prevent them from destroying his home and small business. Mr. Bishop is a pioneer of growing renewable biofuels on his property for the fuel of the future. Today the toxic energy sources of the past are literally plowing his business and crops into the ground.

Feeling he had no other legal recourse to stop them, and that the court system wasn’t going to give him due compensation, he decided to settle with the industry in a pre-court hearing on Friday.

We’re here to stand in solidarity with Texas farmers who have been failed by their political and legal institutions and are working toward a sustainable future free from toxic tar sands.

 

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3 Responses to “TransCanada Bulldozes Texas Farmer’s Renewable Biofuels Business”

  1. ohnwentsya November 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Reblogged this on 2012 Spirit In Action and commented:
    This insanity has to stop-since when does a foreign corporation have domain over an American citizen on their own property? I can’t imagine anyone of any American political stripe that would not be outraged by this.

  2. toolwielder November 15, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    Reblogged this on toolwielder.

  3. Kim Curry November 15, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    California’s looking for guys like him:
    http://wysu.org/nprFeeds.php?urlid=http://api.npr.org/query?id=165061910

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