Eight arrested in Ohio frack waste blockade

Originally posted on Climate Connections:

February 1, 2014. Source: Appalachia Resist!

Photo: Appalachia Resist!

Photo: Appalachia Resist!

Eight farmers and local business leaders blocked the driveway leading to a fracking waste disposal site operated by K&H Partners of West Virginia. The eight held a banner reading “Our Water, Our Lives! Their Poison, Their Lies!” and forced at least two trucks carrying toxic frack waste to divert during the two hour rally. The blockade was supported by more than 150 Torch, Coolville, and Athens residents.

All eight were arrested by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office and charged with trespassing. Observers described the arrests as calm and dignified. Lieutenant Kline at ACSO has told AR that arrestees should be released tonight with summons to appear in court Monday 3 Feb 2014.

Currently the Troy Township site contains a single Class II injection well and associated waste tanks owned and operated by K&H; the current well injects an average of 2,098…

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One response to “Eight arrested in Ohio frack waste blockade

  1. Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    Thank you for sharing this. I am grateful to everyone who puts their lives and bodies in the way i
    of the oligarchs and their military industrial Earth destruction machine for all of us.
    Too few have joined tg e resistance to make it more safe or more strongly, immediately effective but those few whose courage and determination exceed the norm are truly heroes in every sense of the word.
    Living in a bed I am unfortunately unable to join them but I keep them all in my prayers-and when I see news like this I want to share it and ask everyone who prays to pray for those brave souls doing for us what we cannot or will not do for ourselves. I know many who cannot for many reasons be out protesting but surely we can all pray, or send good thoughts, good energy, reiki, love and wishes/intentions for the best outcomes both for the rivers lands and living beings in danger and for the heroes trying to protect them.

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