This action was part of a coordinated “Week of Respect and Resistance” with actions from December 13 – 19 against the pipeline expansion in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.
Vittorio (Vic) Lancia, another member of Capitalism vs. the Climate who was arrested today, said that “Fossil fuel and nuclear companies are destroyers of the world, society, and life itself. We must witness. We must resist. Now. Time is short.” Dan Fisher further said, “If the authorities don’t stop Spectra’s pipeline expansion, then we will be back with more people and more resolve to stop it ourselves.”
Confronting climate change’s root causes, Capitalism vs. the Climate organizes non-hierarchically and takes direct action in solidarity with communities most impacted by the climate crisis. This action is part of the “Week of Respect and Resistance” to #StopSpectra. Donate to the fund to support this week of action: http://bit.ly/Stop-Spectra
Dan and Vic – who were arrested earlier this morning after locking-down and blockading the entrance to a fracked-gas compressor station in Cromwell, CT – have been released from jail!
Both chose to go limp after being placed under arrest and are facing three misdemeanor charges.
While Dan and Vic were released on personal recognizance, building a solid wood “bridge to nowhere” as an action prop wasn’t cheap. Please take a moment to donate to the action fund, which will go to supporting actions happening all week as part of the “Week of Respect and Resistance”: http://bit.ly/Stop-Spectra. Please also sign the petition against the pipeline expansion: http://tinyurl.com/ozyn72r.
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