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Oklahoma Grandmother Locks Herself to Keystone XL Heavy Machinery

In response to Exxon Mobil’s disastrous tar sands spill in neighboring Arkansas, Oklahoma residents are engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience to halt construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

By: Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance | Press Release:

Nancy Zorn, Oklahoma Grandmother

Nancy Zorn, Keystone XL Tar Sands Protester

ALLEN, OK – April 9, 2013 – Oklahoma grandmother Nancy Zorn, 79, from Warr Acres, has locked herself to a piece of heavy machinery effectively halting construction on TransCanada’s Keystone XL toxic tar sands pipeline. This action comes in the wake of the disastrous tar sands pipeline spill in Mayflower Arkansas, where an estimated 80,000 gallons of tar sands spilled into a residential neighborhood and local waterways.

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VIDEO: Aerial Footage of Arkansas Exxon Oil Spill!

FAA imposed no-fly zone over Exxon tar sands oil spill site

By: Obert Madondo The Canadian Progressive

Ruptured Enbridge Pipeline from Kalamazoo Spill Credit NTSBThe US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) imposed a no-fly zone over the site of the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline disaster in Mayflower, Arkansas. ExxonMobil’s Pegasus tar sands oil pipeline ruptured last Friday and spilled more than 318,000 litres of tar sands oil into a local neighborhood, drainage system and lake.

22 homes had to be evacuated.

The restriction went into effect Monday and will remain in place “until further notice”, according to this FAA website posting.

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Exxon’s tar sands oil spill shows risks of Enbridge’s Line 9 project for Ontario and Quebec

By: Obert Madondo The Canadian Progressive

Ruptured Enbridge Pipeline from Kalamazoo Spill Credit NTSBLast Friday’s ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline disaster in Mayflower, Arkansas, should warn Canadians against Enbridge’s proposed Line 9 project, says Environmental Defence. The Pegasus pipeline raptured and spilled more than 318,000 litres of tar sands oil into a local neighborhood and near a lake. Local residents had to be evacuated.

Environmental Defence, a non-partisan environmental charity, says Line 9 poses serious risks to drinking water and the environment in neighborhoods, cities and farms in Ontario and Quebec.

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Arkansas residents evacuate as Exxon-Mobil tar sands pipeline ruptures

Arkansas residents evacuate as Exxon-Mobil tar sands pipeline ruptures (via Raw Story )

An Exxon-Mobil oil pipeline ruptured Friday afternoon in the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, forcing the evacuation of 20 homes and shutting down sections of interstate highway. According to Little Rock’s KATV, a hazardous materials team from the Office of Emergency Management has contained the spill…