Protesters Halt Canadian Pipelines Into U.S.

Protesters interrupted service on five Canadian pipelines entering the U.S. at isolated locations near the Canadian border last week. The protesters are opposed to oil sands development in Alberta and British Columbia, bringing oil from Canadian oil sands into the U.S., and to the proposed new pipeline in North Dakota. Pipeline operators, Canadian and U.S. regulators, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and U.S. police responded to the incident. Canadian officials are concerned “about the risk of the attacks spreading.” Kinder Morgan spokesperson said they are in "deep conversations" with the RCMP and will develop guidelines for contractors on how to handle protests and blockades.