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No Plains Pipeline founder Ashley McCray speaks during a press conference announcing the campaign to stop Plains All American’s
Diamond Pipeline, at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local natives and environmentalists focus on a proposed pipeline in Oklahoma

Local natives and environmentalists focus on a proposed pipeline in Oklahoma

Diamond Pipeline would run from Cushing to Memphis, Tennessee.

Thou shalt erect it

Credit: Brad Gregg The county in far eastern Oklahoma approved the original request, made by former Poteau mayor Don Barnes, in April 2009. The plan was scrapped a couple months later when a federal appeals court ruled that a similar monument, at Haskell County’s courthouse in nearby Stigler, amounted to a government endorsement of religion.

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