Protesters trying to save the world by sitting in trees or blocking equipment used to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline are learning that environmental activism can be a ticket to lengthy jail time in East Texas.
TransCanada Corp., facing opposition from campaigners including actress Daryl Hannah to its planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, will be audited by Canadian regulators to check whether it meets safety and management standards.
So there is Russ Girling, TransCanada Corp.’s chief executive officer, tubing giddily through a meandering oil pipeline, crude oil streaking his face, cackling about how a “little old-fashioned lying” got a gullible American public to buy into his Keystone XL pipeline.
Betsy Taylor knocked on doors to woo voters to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and donated $1,000. This week, she spent a day seated outside the White House gates protesting his environmental policies.
Paul Tudor Jones pulled up Saturday night to the Creeks, Ron Perelman’s estate in East Hampton, squeezed into the back seat of a car with Glenn Dubin and their Nordic blonde wives in white slinky dresses.