Oklahoma City man arrested after pipeline protest

Oklahoma City resident Bob Waldrop, 60, was arrested for blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Hughes County.
by Jay F. Marks Published: May 13, 2013

Prescott said Monday's protest shows why TransCanada sought to obtain a temporary restraining order last week to bar some protesters from its construction sites.

“Those who engage in illegal activities when they enter a pipeline construction area should understand there will be consequences for their actions,” he said.

Prescott said TransCanada is not trying to infringe on anyone's free speech rights.

“Everyone has the right to express their opinion on public property or private property where they may have the permission of the landowner and don't interfere with pipeline construction,” he said. “But their desire to express their views does not give them permission to break the law, which is what happened this morning.”

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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