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Robinson writes: "Activists may have lost the legal battle against the the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, but on Monday they began their 'non-violent mass action' in Lancaster County."

Non-violent protests against the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline's construction began after groundbreaking Oct.9. (photo: Lancaster Against Pipelines/Facebook)
Non-violent protests against the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline's construction began after groundbreaking Oct.9. (photo: Lancaster Against Pipelines/Facebook)


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Protesters Block Construction of Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

By Wesley Robinson, PennLive

11 October 17

 

ctivists may have lost the legal battle against the the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, but on Monday they began their "non-violent mass action" in Lancaster County.

From 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9, Lancaster Against Pipelines activists blocked access to pipeline construction space on Whitmer Road near Safe Harbor in Manor Township. Around 35 people in 18 vehicles blocked access to a road in Manor Township Monday morning, according to an LNP report.

Police were called to the scene but no citations or arrests happened. The demonstration halted when police ordered protestors to stop, according to the report, which also noted that no work was done because of the weather.

Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Williams Partners permission to begin construction on the 197-mile stretch of the $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in Pennsylvania. Protesters in Lancaster County have fought against the 37-mile portion of the pipeline that will pass through parts of the county, but ultimately lost legally and with the sale of land where demonstrations were staged.

The organization has a legal defense fund, should it's members encounter need bail money during any protest. Anti-pipeline organizers said they will continue non-violent action to preserve clean air and water, describing the pipeline's impact on the 350 waterways crossed, 250 wetlands bisected, 44 interior forests permanently fragmented, and violated 41 preserved farms and scores of Native American heritage sites. 

Future plans for demonstrations had not been released at the time of this post.


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0 # treerapper 2017-10-12 03:17
RSN - thanks for sharing this latest assault on the earth, the air, the water and way of life.

Under Trump and his crony administration, the Oil and Gas Industry is running rampant through our land and justice is being thwarted at every turn, as evidenced in the latest court decision on DAPL
https://earthjustice.org/features/dakota-access-what-next?utm_source=crm&utm_content=LearnMoreButton&autologin=true

All the while, oil and gas are laughing all the way to the bank and the Trump gangsters' assets keep growing.

What have we come to!!!
 

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