THE BOTSFORD’S ARE ON TRIAL ENBRIDGE INC. & SANDPIPER PIPELINE VS. JAMES & KRISTA BOTSFORD SHOW SUPPORT! WHEN: AUG. 11TH TO 14TH (11-12TH CRITICAL DATES)
WHERE: Grand Forks County Courthouse 124 S. 4th Street, Grand Forks
In early August we will attend the jury trial of the Botsford family in Grand Forks, ND. The trial is 4-days, August 11-14, 2015, and we will be supporting James and Krista Botsford as they defend themselves against Enbridge, who wants to condemn their farm to make room for their Sandpiper pipeline. The case will be be high-profile and will set some precedent about whose rights are honored more, pipelines or human beings. It will be the first ever trial of it's kind in the region.
"This is land that has been in my family for decades. It is prime Red River valley agriculture land. It was handed down to me by my mother and father when they passed away, and I’m intending to hand it down to my children when I pass away …. My wife and I have …told our children that we will pass this on. Of course if 225,000 barrels of oil bursts through this thing, that certainly is the end of this family legacy," said James.