New York Times journalists arrested in ETX while reporting on Keystone XL pipeline

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 11:04am

Two journalists working for the New York Times were detained in East Texas while working on a story about the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline, according to NYT spokesperson Eileen Murphy.

The incident happened Wedensday, when an East Texas landowner allowed freelance reporter Dan Frosch and freelance photographer Brandon Thibodeaux on private property to report on the controversy surrounding the seizure of private land for use by TransCanada.

The two journalists were detained by local police and TransCanada security for about ten minutes, then told to leave or they would be arrested. Frosch and Thibodeaux left the property.

The New York Times has not said precisely where in East Texas the arrests ocurred.

 

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