Fracking Foes Turn to Direct Action
Maybe they’ve gotten a bit of Occupy fever, because it looks like “fractivists” are starting to risk arrest while protesting gas drilling. A group of Oberlin College students blocked trucks at the entrance to a Youngstown, Ohio company this week. D&L Energy operates deep well injection sites, which are often used to dispose of drilling waste water. Police arrested seven protestors, who have been released on bail, which ranged from $2500 to $7500 dollars.
Also this week, protestors in Lancashire, England climbed up a drill rig and refused to come down. Police arrested two of the drill rig occupiers, but six others remain.