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Authorities: 12 arrests after oil pipeline protest

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STOCKBRIDGE, Mich. (AP) Authorities say they've arrested 12 people protesting a Michigan oil pipeline project.

The Lansing State Journal reports the arrests Monday came during a Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands protest in rural Ingham County.

Sheriff's office personnel made eight initial arrests. Authorities later arrested four others who had attached themselves in groups of two to a pair of bulldozers.

Sheriff's Lt. Vern Elliott says it took authorities from the state police and Michigan State University police around 90 minutes to detach the four from the bulldozers.

The protesters want to halt Enbridge Inc.'s building of a new line. The Calgary, Alberta-based company's pipeline ruptured in southwestern Michigan in 2010, spilling about 800,000 gallons of oil into a river. The line runs from Sarnia, Ontario, to Griffith, Ind.

 

 

Posted 7/22/2013