Keystone XL pipeline protester arrested in Oklahoma
BY JAY F. MARKS NewsOK.com
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - Norman resident Elisabeth Leja went to jail Monday to show her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.
Leja, 74, was arrested Monday morning at a construction site between Paden and Boley in Okfuskee County, where TransCanada crews are working on the pipeline.
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.
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Norman resident Elisabeth Leja chained herself to a track hoe Monday morning to protest the transportation of diluted bitumen from Canada’s oil sands. She subsequently was arrested in the incident. Photo provided to NewsOK.com