“Keystone XL Pipeline Protester Arrested in Oklahoma”
Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
February 6, 2013
Norman resident Elisabeth Leja, 74, was arrested Monday morning at a Keystone construction side in Okfuskee County.
The retired teacher locked herself to a piece of equipment being used to build the 485-mile pipeline between the oil storage hub at Cushing and refineries on the Gulf Coast. Okfuskee County Sheriff Jack Choate said Leja was arrested without incident after authorities cut the cable lock she used to attach herself to a track hoe. She is expected to face a trespassing charge.
A Keystone spokesman said the protest did not affect construction on the project, which is expected to be completed by the middle of this year.
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