Tag Archives: Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance

Fourth Generation Oklahoman, Founder of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House, Locks Himself to KXL Construction Equipment

13 May

Cross Posted From Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance
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Wewoka Oklahoma-Monday, May 13th, 7 am

Early this morning 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.

Waldrop, as a founding member of the Oscar Romero Catholic Workers House,
is a part of Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance, a growing coalition of
groups and individuals dedicated to stopping the expansion of Tar Sands
infrastructure throughout the Great Plains. His action follows an
escalating number of work-stopping actions, of which there were five in
April alone, in Oklahoma.

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Oklahoman Pastor Locks Down to KXL Construction Equipment

11 Feb

Cross Posted from: Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance

Lifelong Oklahoman and Youth Pastor, suspended and locked to KXL Equipment!

Lifelong Oklahoman and Youth Pastor, suspended and locked to KXL Equipment!

Earlier this morning, Stefan Warner, a youth pastor who was born and raised in Harrah, OK, locked himself to machinery being used to build the toxic Keystone XL tar sands pipeline through Creek land by treaty near Schoolton, OK. Warner is taking action to protect the North Canadian River and the health of the towns and land it runs through from being irreversibly damaged by diluted bitumen (tar sands) leaks and spills, as well as to send a clear message that the current day colonialism and disregard for the health and sovereignty of indigenous peoples in Alberta and along the pipeline is unacceptable—from a Christian perspective, as well as a human perspective. Continue reading