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By TOM H. HASTINGS
Contributor 

Pipeline protestor's aren't ones engaged in reckless endangerment

Guest Commentary

 

November 23, 2017



I’m heading to court from my home in Portland, Ore. to Missoula, Mont.

Leonard Higgins is going to go on trial in a Montana courtroom for his role in the Oct. 11, 2016 coordinated shutdown of several of the dirtiest tar sands oil pipelines that increasingly and dangerously traverse North America.

Higgins simply shut off a valve, turning off the Express pipeline in Montana, an act of supreme nonviolent symbolism because he and everyone involved knew the pipeline company would open the valve quickly and get the filthy tar sands oil sludging along again.

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