Pipeline Company Paid Pennsylvania Police Department to 'Deter Protests'

Federman, Adam
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/05/22/pipeline-company-paid-pennsylvania-police-department-to-deter-protests/

Publisher:  Counter Punch
Date Written:  22/05/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17686

Between June and October 2013, Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, paid a local Pennsylvania police department more than $50,000 to patrol a controversial pipeline upgrade. The company requested that the officers, though officially off-duty, be in uniform and marked cars. Kinder Morgan's aim, according to documents obtained by Earth Island Journal, was to use law enforcement to "deter protests" in order to avoid "costly delays."

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