All ten arrested activists from yesterday’s shutdown of Greenhunter’s fracking waste storage facility have been released on bail! The action, in which 33-year-old Athens County resident climbed a 30-foot-pole anchored to a toxic “brine” hauling truck, prevented trucks carrying frack wastes from entering the site for five hours. The shutdown received extensive local media coverage in addition to coverage by the Columbus Dispatch, NBC News, and Democracy Now! You can check out our flickr account for additional action photos.
All ten protesters have been charged with trespassing, and the climber has also been charged with resisting arrest. Bail costs totaled $3500. If you have the means, please consider donating to the Appalachia Resist! action fund to support future acts of resistance to the natural gas industry’s assault upon Ohio and Appalachia!