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The Keystone XL Pipeline’s ‘Accidental Activists’

While McKibben and friends took center stage in the capitol, local protests against the pipeline route emerged in the heartland.
The Keystone XL Pipeline’s ‘Accidental Activists’
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Via Moyers & Company:

Michael Bishop flies three flags on his East Texas farm: a red US Marine Corps flag, the yellow Gadsden flag with a coiled snake that reads, “Don’t Tread On Me,” and a faded, red, white and blue Old Glory — the last of which hangs upside down. “Someone said this was disrespecting the American flag,” said Bishop. “But I read the US code to them. This is perfectly legal under federal law: It means my property is in distress.”

Bishop, 65, a Marine veteran, former paramedic, chemist, biofuels producer and now a first-year medical school student, doesn’t back down from a fight. Right now he’s loc...

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