Tag Archives: Tennessee pipeline

At the Edge of Mordor

26 Feb

Second Tree-Sit Deployed Against Tennessee Pipeline!

Lotorto in an Eastern Hemlock

Lotorto in an Eastern Hemlock

Local resident Alex Lotorto has freeclimbed a tree to stop felling. When asked for statement Lotorto said, “Before she passed, my mother sold homes on top of Cummins Hill. These homes were valued for their scenic views and proximity to recreation in the forest. Her job in realty put food on the table for me and my family. I am sitting in this tree to defend the livelihoods of the people in this community.”

This past Saturday, February 23, 2013, 100 residents and friends marched against the Tennessee Pipeline across the Milford Bridge, from Milford, PA to Montague, NJ over the Delaware River. 

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Resistance to the Tennessee Pipeline Rages On

25 Feb

imagine+1[Blockade enters second week. Get the background story here]

Gifford Pinchot, the Pennsylvania tree-sitter that is blockading the route of the Tennessee Pipeline from logging, stays strong and gives us this update from the trees:

“Right now there is a march going on across the Delaware River to stop the pipeline. I wish I could join but I’m afraid that those trees around me wouldn’t still be standing when I returned. It’s wet and rainy and there are no chain saws that I can hear, but I know they are running somewhere and so the fight must continue. Tennessee Gas may not care about these hills and this  community, the state and national government may not care, but we care and people who are being poisoned by the gas industry, forced to sell their homes and relocate or live next to the destruction wrought in the name of profits only the executives will see.  Looking out there is a line of fallen trees going up the hill as far as the eye can see, all done within a day’s work. This 150 foot buffer zone clearcut to make way for one 24 inch pipe. Our state tree, the hemlock, threatened by beetles and gas companies. What will be the state of our forests, our water, our air, and our health, when we finally wake up and realize what we are allowing to happen. Continue reading