Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance

Early this morning Norman, Oklahoma resident Elizabeth Leja locked her neck to equipment used in constructing the Keystone XL pipeline. Citing concerns for Oklahoma’s waterways, and their importance for the health of future generations, her actions have halted construction at the site on Highway 62, just North of the North Canadian River, for the day. The Gulf Coast segment is being actively constructed in Oklahoma and Texas, despite objections by impacted communities.

Leja is working with a coalition of groups and individuals dedicated to stopping Tar Sands transportation through the Great Plains region. She joins scores of anti-extraction activists in Texas who have, for months, used similar tactics to oppose and actively blockade the construction of the pipeline there. Her action also follows the recent commitment in South Dakota by a number of Tribes, indigenous groups and allies to resist the Northern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline through the…

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I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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