Christine Hughes Protecting Her Communtiy

Christine Hughes is one of the Athens 8 who were arrested for blocking fracking waste from entering an injection well owned by K&H Partners of West Virginia near Torch, Ohio on February 1st, 2014.

Timothy Fultz Proud to Take Action to Stop Injection Wells

Timothy Fultz was on of the Athens 8 who were arrested for blocking fracking waste from entering an injection well owned by K&H Partners of West Virginia near Torch, Ohio on February 1st, 2014.

“Extractive industries have rarely been beneficial to the residents of Appalachia.” – Kip Rondy

Farmer Kip Rondy is one of the Athens 8 who were arrested for blocking fracking waste from entering an injection well owned by K&H Partners of West Virginia near Torch, Ohio on February 1st, 2014.

The pretrial and rally for the Athens 8 has been pushed back to Monday March 24th at 8am at the Athens Municipal Court.

The pretrial and rally for the Athens 8 has been pushed back to Monday March 24th at 8am at the Athens Municipal Court. The Athens 8 were arrested for blocking fracking waste from entering an injection well owned by K&H Partners of West Virginia near Torch, Ohio on February 1st, 2014.

An event to celebrate Appalachian Activism and raise funds for the Athens 8s’ legal fees is being planned. It will feature a community potluck with live music and speakers—tentative date is Sat March 22, 5-8 pm at the Dairy Barn! Stay tuned for details. You can also donate to the legal fees by going to https://www.wepay.com/donations/9881

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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 blockade was supported by more than 150 Torch, Coolville, and Athens Ohio residents.

All eight were arrested by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office and charged with trespassing. Please donate to help with their legal fees.

Pretrial Monday Feb. 24th, 2014 at 8 am

The 8 farmers and local food business leaders who were arrested Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 for blocking the entrance to K&H Partners of West Virginia injection well storage site plead not guilty 2/4/14 to trespassing charges. The pretrial is set for Monday Feb. 24th, 2014 at 8am in the Athens Ohio City Building on Washington Street.