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Pennsylvania: Woman Arrested for Protesting a Pipeline on Her Property

HeadlineAug 03, 2018

In Pennsylvania, an environmental activist and grandmother has been jailed for fighting a fracked-gas pipeline being built in part on her own land. Sixty-three-year-old Ellen Gerhart was arrested last week after the company Sunoco accused her of violating a court order banning her from interfering with workers building the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which will run across the state. Gerhart has led the fight to stop the pipeline since Sunoco seized part of her land for construction using eminent domain. Sunoco is owned by Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the Dakota Access pipeline. Gerhart remains in jail after she could not afford to post $25,000 cash bail.

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