A group of activists protesting the natural gas pipeline in West Texas have taken to Facebook asking for donations from their followers for fuel so they can relocate and take their campaign to Kansas.
The group, which call themselves “Two Rivers Camp – Stop Trans-Pecos Pipeline,” has created a donation page on Facebook requesting for money. In a March 29 post, the group said some of their fellow activists “got stuck” and need “some help with gas money.”
Two Rivers was among the groups that led the protests against the Trans-Pecos pipeline, a 148-mile project carrying natural gas through Texas’ Big Bend region to Mexico.
The activists hoped to use the same tactics in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests against Trans-Pecos, such as setting up makeshift campsites near the construction site, as well as non-violent actions against the builders.
The Daily Caller reports:
Supporters of Trans-Pecos never wanted the protesters in the Lone Star State to begin with, Steve Everley, a spokesman for Texas for Natural Gas, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. He acknowledged the ridiculousness of Two Rivers’ request.
“It’s obviously funny that they are crisscrossing the country to protest pipelines, using gasoline that costs a lot less thanks to fracking and pipeline infrastructure,” Everley said.