Zombies might want to eat your brain, but they apparently don’t like natural gas or the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Protesters in Austin plan to dress up as “oil zombies” for a Halloween-themed protest against the Keystone XL pipeline Monday night, while in Pennsylvania, two dozen zombies protested natural gas drilling over the weekend.
KVUE TV reported today that protesters plan to dress up as zombies at city hall tonight to protest the proposed pipeline from Canada to Southeast Texas.
The Keystone XL pipeline has prompted protests nationally, including demonstrations in front of the White House earlier this year where dozens were arrested. Environmentalists have argued the pipeline would damage animal habitats and endanger water supplies along the route.
Supporters have defended the pipeline, saying it would bring thousands of jobs to the U.S. and increase supplies from a friendly nation.
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is expected to give a thumbs-up or down sometime in November, but that decision could also be delayed.
The zombie hoards set to swarm Austin city hall aren’t the only brain-eating villains who love the environment.
According to the Scranton Times-Tribune, two dozen people dressed up as zombies and other creatures and descended on a Baptist church Sunday to protest natural gas drilling in Dimock, Pa., site of a much-discussed dispute over alleged water contamination by Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas.
Dressed in a hot pink gorilla suit, New York resident Yvonne Lucia, who lives 3 miles north of the border, said she is fearful not only for Dimock, but for communities across the region if drilling continues.
“Contaminated water doesn’t know there’s a border,” she said, holding a sign that said “I drank frackwater. Look what happened to my hair.”