In upstate New York, environmentalist Bill McKibben and 56 other people have been arrested after blockading the driveway of the gas storage company Crestwood Midstream. In total, activists say more than 500 arrests have been carried out as part of a 17-month-long civil disobedience campaign against plans by the firm to expand storage of the potent greenhouse gas methane in abandoned salt caverns at Seneca Lake, a drinking water source for 100,000 people. McKibben spoke about the action.
Bill McKibben: “Today, now and every day, there are, someplace around the world, 10, 15, 20 places like this where people are standing up. After a hundred years of a free ride, the fossil fuel industry is now met at every turn by people saying, ’It’s a new world, the science is clear, we understand what has to happen.’”