HELENA – About 70 protesters thundered into the state Capitol on Tuesday, banging on plastic pails and chanting slogans in opposition to the planned Keystone XL pipeline – which is slated to carry crude oil from the Alberta tar sands through Montana – and the megaloads of oil-drilling equipment destined for Alberta.
…Many were associated with Northern Rockies Rising Tide, a group that opposes development of the Alberta tar sands, which critics have said will have significant negative environmental effects.
…Helen Yost of Moscow, Idaho, stood and invited the group to her town, where she said megaloads would be coming. “We’re going to stop them, any way we can,” she said, to cheers.
(By Sanjay Talwani, Independent Record, Helena, Montana, article in Missoulian)