Protesters try to block Keystone XL construction in Oklahoma

Oklahoma residents Eric Whelan and Gwen Ingram were arrested for trying to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in southern Oklahoma.

BY JAY F. MARKS Published: April 17, 2013
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BENNINGTON — Two protesters were arrested Tuesday while trying to stop construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline.

McLoud native Eric Whelan, 26, sat atop a 40-foot pole structure along the pipeline route in Bryan County, while Luther resident Gwen Ingram, 56, locked herself to a piece of construction equipment.

Both were arrested by...

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