May 21, 2013
Jill Stein Arrested During Keystone XL Pipeline Protest
Posted on Oct 31, 2012
Jill Stein was arrested Wednesday after she attempted to deliver supplies—including food and Halloween candy—to demonstrators in Texas who are trying to block construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Green Party’s presidential candidate was charged with criminal trespassing and released from Wood County Jail shortly thereafter.
In a statement written before her arrest, Stein criticized both President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney for their stance on fossil fuels:
The southern portion of the TransCanada-owned Keystone XL Pipeline will run from Cushing, Okla., to the Texas Gulf of Mexico coast and is already under construction. The northern part of the pipeline, which would run from Steele City, Neb., to Canada, has not been approved by the State Department yet.
Stein explained why she joined the Tar Sands Blockade in this video posted to YouTube on Wednesday.
Stein was previously arrested—along with her running mate Cheri Honkala—at the second presidential debate this month when they tried to enter the Hofstra University site.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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