Keystone XL pipeline protester arrested in Oklahoma

Norman resident Elisabeth Leja chained herself to a piece of construction equipment Monday to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and the transportation of diluted bitumen from Canada's oil sands.
BY JAY F. MARKS jmarks@opubco.com Published: February 5, 2013
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Monday's protest was the first in Oklahoma since TransCanada reached a settlement with three groups and 19 people who had protested the pipeline. They now are barred from interfering with the project.

“Basically, they are prohibited from doing the very thing we saw today — physically chaining themselves to equipment or in any way impeding TransCanada's access to the right of way,” Keystone spokesman Jim Prescott said. “Although the order is effective in Texas and Oklahoma, it is only applicable to the named individuals and organizations.”

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