Despite the fact that Eagle Ridge Energy still hasn’t answered questions surrounding a fracking fluid spill in Denton, Texas earlier this year, indictments about illegal dumping, and a number of OSHA complaints from Eagle Ridge workers, they’re still the good guys, according to the government. At least, that’s what Eagle Ridge Energy‘s COO Mark Grawe implied when he allegedly showed up with an armed police escort to a November 13th homeowner’s association meeting in Mansfield, TX and told residents of the town that anyone who protested his company’s gas wells (many of which are located less than 200 feet from homes, schools and playgrounds) would find themselves on a federal terrorist watchlist.
Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time that people protesting oil and gas companies found themselves on the wrong side of law enforcement, if not on the wrong side of the law. In 2011, more than 70 protestors were arrested for opposing the Yukon/Keystone XL pipeline. It wouldn’t be the first time, either, that an oil and gas company spilled toxic chemicals on an unsuspecting town and got away with it!
Take some time and read this article, below, which was originally written for Occupy.com and published by the DeSmogBlog, then get angry at Eagle Ridge … just, you know, don’t end up on a national terrorist watchlist. I feel like that would be bad for our readership.
Protest Fracking, End Up on a Terrorist Watchlist
This is a guest post by Eric Moll, originally published on Occupy.com Eagleridge Inc. Chief Operations Officer Mark Grawe brought an armed cop with him to a November 13 Homeowners Association meeting in Mansfield, a suburb of Fort Worth, Tex., and told…