Protesters arrested after chaining themselves to gates at Trans-Pecos Pipeline yard

Photo credit: Noble Baker
Photo credit: Noble Baker(KOSA)
Published: Dec. 6, 2016 at 5:26 PM CST
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Early Tuesday morning, two pipeline protesters with the Big Bend Defense Coalition were arrested for chaining themselves to the gates at the Trans-Pecos Pipeline Pumpco yard in Alpine.

According to Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson, Lori Glover and Roger Siglin were arrested and charged for trespassing and blocking Pumpco workers from entering the grounds.

Both Glover and Siglin, a veteran and retired National Park Administrator, were released from jail on a person recognizance bond.

“Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren's refusal to honor the Army Corps of Engineers ruling on DAPL brings corporate disregard for communities and the environment into sharp focus,” said Glover, the founder of Big Bend Defense Coalition. “Like DAPL, the Trans Pecos Pipeline of the Big Bend cuts through watersheds without oversight and has been denied Environmental Impact Studies and alternative routing options. We refuse to bow to Warren's brutal quest for profit. We choose to resist and fight to protect our water.”

Glover says they have plans for more protests in the near future.