Skip to comments.Man climbs into pipeline in protest of Enbridge Inc. in Marshall
Posted on 06/24/2013 9:06:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek
MARSHALL, MI A man protesting the Enbridge Inc. pipeline, the source of the 2010 oil spill, has lodged himself into the open pipeline and is refusing to come out, according to reports.
WWMT is reporting that the Calhoun County Sheriffs Department and rescue crews are on the the scene and are worried about the mans oxygen intake.
Channel 3 is reporting a woman on the scene, who said she is with MI CATS, the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands, identified the man in the pipe as Chris Wahmhoff, an organizer for Occupy Kalamazoo. The group, which demands Enbridge remove the pipeline, posted about the lock down on Monday morning and is calling the action a lock down.
Wahmhoff's Kalamazoo roommate, Scott Hassler, released a statement written by Wahmhoff on Monday morning that states his civil disobedience is in protest of the pipeline and fracking. He said Wahmhoff plans stay in the pipe "as long as it takes."
It is also Wahmhoffs birthday. He said his "birthday wish is help for my community from the people, not the politicians, corporations, and large NGO's who want money for themselves," in the statement.
He used a skateboard to travel deep inside the pipe and is in contact with authorities, who are fanning air into the pipe, according to the report.
Wahmhoff was arrested in Sept. 2012 for camping at Bronson Park for an Occupy Kalamazoo rally.
Enbridge, get ready for resistance as you continue to plunder forward with the Line 6B expansion, the Facebook post reads. In solidarity with the growing numbers of blockades and all resistance to extreme energy extraction and production, we lock down.
The protest comes as a response to the company plans to replace its 30-inch oil pipeline with a 36-inch pipe.
WWMT reports Enbridge Inc. released a response to the protester stating the company's "first priority is for the safety of everyone in the area, including the protester himself. We respect the rights of people to express their views and discuss Enbridge's business. We work hard to encourage dialogue with communities and individuals where we have pipelines. Enbridge is committed to resolving any issues with those involved in the protest near Marshall, Mich."
Seems like a good time to do a pressure check on the pipe.
Someone should start banging on that pipe with a sledge hammer. That ought to help him find his way out.....
Did they run out of tear gas?
Good time to flush the pipe. Guys got to eat... give him plenty of salad, with vinegar... tell 'm the oil's on the way.
I see somebody suggested sending in a skunk to rescue him.
Send in a horny gerbil,,,
Seal the end.
Open after 30 days.....................
Get hold of the old James Bond prop people and borrow the pipe cleaner they used in Diamonds Are Forever, that will get his butt moving I bet...
That could be the rest of his life, or Tuesday, or both.
I know there are easier ways to get to Port Huron.
I can give the authorities some fire ants. Throw them in with the obstructing nut, and he will be out soon.
Close the connection and turn on the flow...he’ll figure it out!
It seems appropriate that the mechanism used to clean the inside of the pipe is called a “pig”.
dump in a few gallons of ammonia.
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