Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance

Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance is a coalition of Great Plains organizations and individuals dedicated to using direct action to stop tar sands extraction and transportation infrastructure, like the Keystone XL pipeline, in the beautiful heartland of North America.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Pipeline Construction Under Lake Thunderbird Sparks Rally
The Central Oklahoma Clean Water Coalition is inviting area residents to attend a public rally for clean water outside Norman City Hall on December 18th beginning at 4:30pm . Coalition leaders will rally and address a city council meeting demanding that policies and regulations be put in place to...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Two Local Oklahomans Shut Down Work at an Active Keystone XL Construction Site in Holdenville, Oklahoma
Early this morning Bailey and Holly, both of whom are local Oklahomans and Cross Timbers Earth First!ers, walked onto an Keystone XL active construction site in Hughes County, Oklahoma and locked themselves to concrete filled barrels obstructing the use of heavy machinery used in the construction of the pipeline.
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Fourth Generation Oklahoman Halts Construction On Keystone XL Easement
Bob Waldrop, 60, fourth generation Oklahoman and prominent Oklahoma City community member walked onto an active construction site for the Keystone XL pipeline in Seminole County and locked himself to an Excavator, a piece of heavy machinery used in the construction of the pipeline. Waldrop took a stand today in defense of the land and the human and non-humans that depend upon it to survive.
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Monday, April 29, 2013
Two Protesters Lock Themselves to Equipment to Protect the Cross Timbers from Tar Sands
Earlier this morning two Texas residents locked themselves to machinery being used to construct TransCanada’s dangerous and controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in Spaulding, OK through Muscogee Creek Nation land by treaty. Benjamin Butler and Eamon Treadaway Danzig took action today to prevent the Cross Timbers bioregion from being poisoned by this inherently dangerous tar sands pipeline, just as the surrounding wetlands and residential areas have been poisoned as a result of Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline rupture near Mayflower, Arkansas.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Blockader Encases Arm Inside Block of Concrete to Halt Keystone XL Construction
Thursday, April 25, 7:00AM - A protester with the group Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance has stopped construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by locking his arm into a concrete capsule buried directly in the pipeline’s proposed path. Fitzgerald Scott, 42, is the first African American to risk arrest while physically blockading TransCanada’s dangerous tar sands pipeline, and the second person to take action this week. On Monday a 61 year old man locked himself to a piece of construction equipment effectively shutting down another Oklahoma pipeline construction site.
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Activist Locks Himself to Keystone XL Heavy Machinery Launching a “Red River Showdown” Over KXL South
On Earth Day 2013, to mark the close of the State Department’s public comment period for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL Northern Segment (KXL North) pipeline’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), an activist with the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance has locked himself to a piece of Keystone XL heavy machinery in Oklahoma, temporarily halting work site construction.
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