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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 jmarks@opubco.com Modified: June 24, 2013 at 9:20 pm •  Published: June 25, 2013
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/articleid/3855783/1/pictures/2141278">Photo - A firefighter with bolt cutters approaches four protesters locked to an excavator Monday at a Keystone XL pipeline construction site near Seminole. Photo provided <strong></strong>
A firefighter with bolt cutters approaches four protesters locked to an excavator Monday at a Keystone XL pipeline construction site near Seminole. Photo provided

“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.


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