David Hightower’s home is no place for a toxic pipeline. But thats exactly what TransCanada has planned for the Winnsboro, Texas landowners front yard. So today Tar Sands Blockade is rallying to defend his home and hosting a community cookout on his front lawn to announce an ongoing vigil at his home and business.
We are drawing a line in defense of David Hightower and his muscadine grape vineyard. TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline easement runs not only less than 200ft from Mr. Hightower’s front door, it will completely plow through his vineyard, destroying his home business. This is not only dangerous, its insulting to the safety of our neighbors. Tar Sands Blockade says to TransCanada that they will not plow through Mr. Hightower’s home nor business.
Other area landowners whose property TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will cross will be present in solidarity with Mr. Hightower. Supporters and landowners from the across region and state are arriving on the scene and occupying “the easement” space slated to be plowed by TransCanada’s bulldozers. More photos on our flickr stream.
If TransCanada wants to destroy this man’s vineyard and livelihood, we say “Come and Take It.”