Keystone XL pipeline protesters stage largest action yet in Oklahoma

Eight people locked themselves to construction equipment and a work trailer Monday to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline near Seminole.
by Jay F. Marks Modified: June 24, 2013 at 9:20 pm •  Published: June 25, 2013
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“We're through with appealing to a broken political system that has consistently sacrificed human and nonhuman communities for the benefit of industry and capital.”

Ten people were arrested in Monday's protest. None of the group's previous protests involved more than two people at a time, although multiple people were arrested on several other occasions.

Developer TransCanada said the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is about 80 percent complete, will be in service by the end of the year.


by Jay F. Marks
Energy Reporter
Jay F. Marks has been covering Oklahoma news since graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1996. He worked in Sulphur and Enid before joining The Oklahoman in 2005. Marks has been covering the energy industry since 2009.
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