'Light Brigade' presents its anti-pipeline message at SFA

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Opponents to the TransCanada pipeline 'shed some light' on their opinions about it Monday night in Nacogdoches.

A "light brigade" walked down north street sidewalks to the entrance of Stephen F. Austin State University. Letters spelling out "tar sands no, safe communities, yes" could be seen in the darkness.

It's the first light brigade to shine in Nacogdoches.

"This group is the autonomous light brigade and basically what we're doing is illuminating a very important issue to the Nacogdoches public and that is the issue of tar sands," Steve DaSilva, a pipeline opponent, said.

"There have been two major spills this week already," Jeanette Singleton, a pipeline opponent, said. "And we want safe communities. We don't want the XL Pipeline to bring those tar sands through Texas."

The group was fairly secretive about presenting its message. Media was notified, but the cause of the event wasn't known for certain until the lights appeared.

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