Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“Arrests End Keystone XL Protest in Oklahoma”

An Iowa man was arrested Monday after he chained himself to a piece of heavy equipment during a Keystone XL Pipeline protest in Oklahoma. The protests landed on Earth Day and the final day for public comment on the Canada-to-Texas pipeline, which traverses Oklahoma.

Alec Johnson, 61, was one of four people arrested during Monday’s protest in Atoka County, organizers said. Johnson took action to defend the Red River, according to the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance. Organizers described Johnson as a climate justice organizer from Ames, Iowa. It is the fifth protest launched by the environmental group in an attempt to block the Keystone XL pipeline.

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