Presidential candidate arrested in Wood Co. pipeline protest - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

BREAKING NEWS

Presidential candidate arrested in Wood Co. pipeline protest

Dr. Jill Stein. Photo Source: Wood County Jail. Dr. Jill Stein. Photo Source: Wood County Jail.
Jill Stein. Photo Source: Tarsandsblockade.org Jill Stein. Photo Source: Tarsandsblockade.org
WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

A group of protestors against the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline are voicing their opposition to the project in East Texas – this time with a presidential candidate.

Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein has joined the Tar Sands Blockade protesters in Wood County in their effort to stop construction on the pipeline.

Dr. Stein has been arrested by deputies in Wood County and taken to the Wood County Jail. She has been charged with criminal trespassing.

The project by Canadian-based TransCanada would construct a pipeline from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast.

Green Party Media Coordinator Scott McLarty said the party fully supports Dr. Stein.

"[We] believe the American people are being fooled by the pipeline plans. We need to reduce fossil fuels, not expand their consumption," McLarty said.

This is not the first arrest for Dr. Stein's campaign. Earlier this month, at the Hofstra presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Nominee Mitt Romney, Stein and her runningmate Cheri Honkala were arrested, according to her campaign.

Earlier this month, a visiting district judge issued a temporary restraining order against the Tar Sands Blockade and some individuals that had previously been arrested in Wood County.

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.
  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Police: Multiple shooters kill 1, injure 15 in Cincinnati following fight

    Police: Multiple shooters kill 1, injure 15 in Cincinnati following fight

    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:46 AM EDT2017-03-26 09:46:59 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-03-26 15:37:48 GMT

    One person was killed and another 14 injured in a mass shooting at a Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday morning.

    One person was killed and another 14 injured in a mass shooting at a Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday morning.

  • Fire Weather Warning for this afternoon

    Fire Weather Warning for this afternoon

    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-03-26 14:33:36 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-03-26 14:33:36 GMT
    The South Plains has been placed under a Fire Weather Warning valid from this afternoon at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening. Sustained winds at 20-30 mph, warm temperatures and low relative humidity values will create an elevated to critical fire weather risk for our area. A cold front will move through our area late tonight, shifting winds out of the north. Monday morning will be cool and breezy.
    The South Plains has been placed under a Fire Weather Warning valid from this afternoon at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening. Sustained winds at 20-30 mph, warm temperatures and low relative humidity values will create an elevated to critical fire weather risk for our area. A cold front will move through our area late tonight, shifting winds out of the north. Monday morning will be cool and breezy.
  • DC eagle cam: Eggs expected to hatch soon

    DC eagle cam: Eggs expected to hatch soon

    Sunday, March 26 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-03-26 13:07:03 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-03-26 13:07:02 GMT

    Eagle eggs typically take 35-38 days to hatch, and Sunday marks Day 35 for the first of the two eggs.

    Eagle eggs typically take 35-38 days to hatch, and Sunday marks Day 35 for the first of the two eggs.

Powered by Frankly