Split down the middle like the street that divided them, the banners clearly relayed position, while the people holding them clearly relayed passion.
"Well, what do you want to know? Ask me," said James Dean Wallace, flanked by brethren from pipeliners local 798.
"It's a job, job, job deal all the way through," he said.
"They're thinking about jobs and jobs will probably not be available for them," said B. Geary, on the other side of the issue, worried about the potential damage that could be caused by a pipeline leak.
"They're not giving water the priority we are, and the terrible danger to our water," she said.
"Yeah, it may be about the water, everybody's gotta bitch, there's two sides to every story. We need jobs, right now we need jobs more than anything, get rid of that 8% unemployment, that's it gotta have jobs. What do we need? Jobs," said Wallace.
Not that the issue of environmentalism is lost on the jobs side...
"I consider myself an environmentalist as anyone, we've helped push for 54 additional requirements for this pipeline to be constructed under for that reason, to preserve the environment, to better protect the environment," said David Barnett.
A message which didn't quite make it across the road.
"These pipelines leak," said Earl Hatley.
Leaving a gap between the sides just as wide as ever.
"They're against me and I'm against them right now," said Wallace.
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