Protesters lock themselves to oil pipeline truck
OXFORD, Mich. (AP) - A group that opposes expanding an underground oil pipeline in Michigan says two of its members are in custody after locking themselves to a truck belonging to a company involved with the project.
The Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands says the men used bicycle U-locks on Monday to attach themselves by the neck to a truck at a Precision Pipeline storage yard in the Oakland County village of Oxford.
Spokesman Jake McGraw says firefighters cut the men loose after about 2 1/2 hours. He says sheriff's deputies were taking the protesters to jail.
Precision Pipeline is the primary contractor for expansion of the line owned by the Canadian company Enbridge Inc.
A section of the line ruptured in 2010, spilling more than 800,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River.