Last night on “Banned in Boston” we talked to Glen Collins, an activist who was arrested earlier this month in East Texas for barricading himself inside a mile-long section of the KXL pipeline. Glen, currently out on $55,000 bail, said this the day he was arrested:
I’m barricading this pipe with Tar Sands Blockade today to say loud and clear to the extraction industry that our communities and the resources we depend on for survival are not collateral damage. This fight in East Texas against tar sands exploitation is one and the same as our fight in the hollers of West Virginia. Dirty energy extraction doesn’t just threaten my home; it threatens the collective future of the planet.
According to the Tar Sands Blockade website, “Glen was forcibly removed from the pipe – he says that the pain was different than anything he’s felt before, like his chest was about to burst, until the carabiner on his wrist broke….The bad news is that Isabel and Matt are still in jail. Please help us get them out as soon as possible with a donation to their legal fund.”
Glen Collins is the second guest on “Banned in Boston” who was arrested in East Texas as part of the Tar Sands Blockade. The first, Pete Johnson, was on the show two weeks ago. A direct link to last night’s episode with Glen Collins is here.