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Virginia, USA: Another Family Tree Sit Is Started To Block The Mountain Valley Pipeline

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3 tree sits loom directly in the path of the pipelineâEUR(TM)s destruction, making it impossible to clear the way without severely injuring the inhabitants of those trees. The sits tower over 75 feet off the ground.


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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:30 pm
The tree sits build upon two other blockades to construction – a stand one hundred miles West, on Peters Mountain, and twenty miles West, in Bent Mountain, VA. One tree sitter stated, “The other tree sits show us that there are still effective ways to interrupt the violence of this proposed pipeline. We are celebrating their spirit of resistance in the mountains and bringing it down to the farmlands, where so much remains at stake. The fire truly is catching.” Local farmers Ian and Carolyn Reilly have been fighting the pipeline for their family’s future and to protect the soil and water. Using restorative practices, the Reilly’s are stewards of the earth. Ian Reilly said, “Launching Little Teel Crossing is an act of protection for our family’s home, land and water. This farm has been free from chemicals for decades. As farmers seeking to renew the land, we intend to keep it that way.”

MVP’s 125-foot limits of destruction cuts through several family farms in Franklin County—places where local beef, honey, poultry, and produce are cultivated. According to the Roanoke Times, Precision Pipeline, the company contracted to construct the MVP, has a history of environmental violations and lawsuits for construction of several other pipelines.

“There are too many ways this pipeline would destroy the ecosystem that preserves peoples’ livelihood here. The pipeline will not just jeopardize Virginia’s way of life, but also the food systems that so many lives depend on,” stated Carolyn Reilly. She continued, “For what? To fill the pockets of these fossil fuel fiends and corporate elites. We won’t let that happen here.” The first stage of construction began with tree clearing in Franklin County in late March. Today, MVP security personnel taped to the trees a notice of violation of Judge Dillon’s Federal Court Order stating tree sitters “should vacate the property immediately.” The occupants of the trees at Little Teel Crossing are self-described as “young Virginians,” and are prepared to remain as long as this pipeline threatens family farms, land, and water.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:31 pm
Further information is on site as well as a link to donate to the tree sits. Please note, comment and forward.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday April 22, 2018, 2:01 am
Noted and shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Animae C (507)
Sunday April 22, 2018, 4:50 am

TY Fiona

Derry Richardson (38)
Sunday April 22, 2018, 7:13 am
Thank you, noted.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday April 22, 2018, 11:38 am
Great news. Thanks Fiona

Danuta W (1251)
Monday April 23, 2018, 3:41 am

JL A (281)
Monday April 23, 2018, 7:10 am
Thanks for keeping us updated on this valiant effort Fiona. A San Francisco paper even had an article on it this weekend indicating some VA politicians are voicing concerns about approval process in alignment with the core issues of the protests.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Monday April 23, 2018, 7:18 am
JL A, that is good news that the article has gotten to a San Francisco paper. Good news that VA politicians are concerned. Thank you for this information.

I thank everyone who has made a comment and I thank everyone who has noted.

Melania Padilla (123)
Monday April 23, 2018, 12:46 pm
Great, for now...

Roberto MARINI (88)
Tuesday April 24, 2018, 2:08 pm
noted thanks

Anne K (139)
Tuesday April 24, 2018, 5:31 pm
Thanks, Fiona!

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Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday June 2, 2018, 3:03 am
Thanks again

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday June 4, 2018, 1:01 am
Thanks again
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