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“Oklahoma Grandmother Arrested in Pipeline Protest”

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
April 11, 2013

A 79-year-old grandmother from Warr Acres, Okla. was arrested and jailed Tuesday after she locked herself to an excavator being used for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

She is concerned about the potential environmental impact of a spill since the pipeline will be carrying diluted bitumen from Canada’s oil sands.
“I can no longer sit by idly while toxic tar sands are pumped down from Canada and into our communities,” Zorn said in a statement issued by the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance. “It is time to rise up and defend our home.
“It is my hope that this one small action today will inspire many to protect this land and our water.”

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One Response to ““Oklahoma Grandmother Arrested in Pipeline Protest””

  1. Tara EC says:

    Opponents of KeystoneXL should keep in mind that its approval is better for the environment than its rejection. Canada has stated that oil shipped via KeystoneXL will be done so under terms of an agreement that cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 17% ( And pipeline transport is by far the most environmentally safe method of oil conveyance. Over the past 20 years, the industry’s record is strong: 99.9992% of the approximately 13.5 billion barrels of petroleum liquids moved by pipeline each year (170,000 miles of pipeline in the US) is moved safely, according to government statistics.

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