TransCanada Expands Definition of “Terrorist”
TransCanada — the corporation that wants to build the Keystone XL Pipeline through the United States — is warning local American police departments to be on the lookout for terrorists. These terrorists include, but are not limited to:
1. Protesters who stage peaceful non-violent demonstrations against the proposed pipeline.
2. Property owners in Texas and Nebraska who are concerned about the potential damages from a tar sands oil spill (like the one that happened in Arkansas recently).
With their fake warnings about “terrorism,” TransCanada’s main goal is to create distrust and hostility between police departments and local property owners who are opposed to the Keystone Pipeline. The executive director of Bold Nebraska said:
“It's outrageous that a foreign corporation would come into our state to sow fear of landowners and citizens. Every meeting, rally, and action that we have done in Nebraska has been peaceful, non-violent and lawful.”
A rancher in the Sandhills region of Nebraska said:
“We have a right to organize and make our voices heard. No foreign corporation should be coming into our state to try and hire and turn our police against us.”
In Texas, TransCanada used eminent domain to seize part of a 600-acre ranch. And on top of that, TransCanada has been filming the rancher on her own property (what’s left of it). She said:
“Why are they filming me? Am I doing something illegal? I have specifically asked TransCanada why they are filming me while I am on my own land, they've not given me an answer.”
What about that sacred “free market” that corporations are always talking about? Does TransCanada want to “sell” their product to a willing buyer, or are they trying to force it down everybody’s throats?
It sounds like TransCanada has something to hide. What don’t they want us to know?