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“Oklahoma Grandmother Arrested in Pipeline Protest”

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.”

Read more at: newsok.com


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