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Natural gas pipeline shot with high-powered rifle: Mounties

EDMONTON — Police say someone with a rifle blasted a hole in a high-pressure natural gas pipeline in western Alberta some time over the weekend.

Mounties responded Monday to a report of damage to a Talisman Energy pipeline 300 km west of Edmonton.

A large quantity of natural gas was released into the atmosphere before safety devices on the pipeline shut down the leak.

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Peru: Indigenous Occupy 9 Oil Wells, Force Out Talisman Energy

While activists have been carrying out civil disobedience against the construction of

In 2009, an Indigenous uprising occurred in Peru against oil and resource exploitation.

the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas, Indigenous people in Peru have been engaged in their own conflict with oil corporations.  On Sept 2, nine oil wells belonging to Maple Energy were occupied by some 400 people.  On Sept 13, Talisman Energy (a Canadian oil company) announced it was abandoning operations in the Amazon region, after spending millions of dollars on exploration since 2004. Below are two reports. Read the rest of this entry