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Date: 10/11/2016
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On October 11, 2016 a team of nine climate activists carried out a plan that was months in the making, a bid to disrupt the entire flow of tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada into the United States. In solidarity with Standing Rock, they used pipeline emergency valves in four states to stop the flow of 2.8 million barrels of oil — approximately 15% of US daily consumption. Reuters called it, “the biggest coordinated move on US energy infrastructure ever undertaken by environmental protesters,” an act that “shook the North American energy industry.”

Contributor/Author: Steve Bonds-Liptay