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In Texas Pipeline Fight, People Step In as Green Groups Step Aside

Eleanor Fairchild, 78, is among more than 30 activists arrested since August for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest the Keystone XL in Texas.

Nov 14, 2012
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Landowner Eleanor Fairchild (right) and actress Daryl Hannah (left) were arreste

Correction: An earlier version of this article said that environmental group Friends of the Earth is one of the organizations whose bylaws prohibit them from participating in acts of civil disobedience. The group has no such dictate. Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth-U.S., said, however, that the organization does not endorse "illegal action" during work hours and said that staff have helped the Tar Sands Blockade with web publicity.

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