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Keystone Pipeline Pact Reached Between TransCanada, Protesters

Jan 29, 2013
(Bloomberg)

TransCanada Corp. has reached an agreement with protesters to end months of blockades and demonstrations aimed at disrupting construction of the Keystone XL Canadian tar-sands pipeline in Oklahoma and Texas.

The protesters agreed not to trespass on pipeline easements or at TransCanada offices anywhere along the southern leg of the pipeline, which stretches from Cushing to the refinery-industry complex on the Gulf Coast, according to an agreed judgment and permanent injunction signed Friday.

The accord includes any attempt at "chaining, shackling, binding or attaching a person's body or any other object, article or mechanism to Keystone equipment to immobilize, stop, halt or arrest Keystone equipment or construction activities or operations on Keystone property,'' according to papers signed by attorneys for both sides.