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[Edit 9:15 pm ET: Bail was set at $6,000 and the pipeline fighter has since been bailed out!]
After over 7 hours locked to an excavator at a Mountain Valley Pipeline work site in Summers County, WV, this pipeline fighter has been arrested. We don’t yet know what their bail is, but bail for the last work stoppage was set at $8,500!
Madi Persinger, a young Summers County resident, stated the following in support of today’s action: “Having the pipeline so close to where we live is one of the scariest prospects we face in our holler. Most of us have well water, so the danger of unclean water is always present. I fully support direct actions like the one happening today that physically halt construction of this dangerous project.”
Today is also the 295th day of the tree sit blockade at Yellow Finch in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline!
The Mountain Valley Pipeline is a 303-mile, 42-inch diameter fracked gas pipeline that runs from northern West Virginia to southern Virginia. Earlier this month, a 70-mile extension into North Carolina (which was proposed in 2018) was denied its Section 401 Water Quality Certification by the NC Department of Environmental Quality. The Mountain Valley Pipeline endangers water, ecosystems, and communities along its route, contributes to climate change, increases demand for natural gas (and therefore fracking), and is entrenched in corrupt political processes.
"In this episode, Eamon continues his series of conversations with indigenous women who are leading resistance to pipeline infrastructure by speaking with Cherri Foytlin about how the residents of Louisiana fought and continue to fight against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline."
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“Such a high percentage really calls into question the fundamental fairness of what people who go up against the pipeline can expect,” says Bill Quigley, a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans who is representing the arrested water protectors. “It looks like the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office is a branch of the pipeline company.”
The video below is part of an investigation by Karen Savage and Sarah Lazare for In These Times.