Originally posted on Climate Connections:
February 1, 2014. Source: Appalachia Resist!
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 eight held a banner reading “Our Water, Our Lives! Their Poison, Their Lies!” and forced at least two trucks carrying toxic frack waste to divert during the two hour rally. The blockade was supported by more than 150 Torch, Coolville, and Athens residents.
All eight were arrested by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office and charged with trespassing. Observers described the arrests as calm and dignified. Lieutenant Kline at ACSO has told AR that arrestees should be released tonight with summons to appear in court Monday 3 Feb 2014.
Currently the Troy Township site contains a single Class II injection well and associated waste tanks owned and operated by K&H; the current well injects an average of 2,098…
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