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Feb 22, 17

Activists Occupy Pipeline in North Florida

Two people fighting the Sabal Trail Pipeline have occupied a stretch of pipeline in Dunnellon. Mario and Luigi say they’ll stay put until officials revisit the Environmental Impact Statement to include environmental justice communities and school children.

The protesters released a statement shortly after entering the pipe. “We are taking action against the Sabal Trail Pipeline because we don’t need more energy infrastructure poisoning this land. The world and our future generations are at risk, so we are demanding the immediate halt to this toxic project.”

So far there have been reports of dozens of police on the scene, some with dogs that they are using to threaten Mario and Luigi. They are also being threatened with teargas by the over-reacting cops, who are ignoring the worker’s as they bang on the pipeline with hammers in a pointless attempt to drive the dedicated water protectors out.

For constant updates, check out the Sabal Trail Resistance Facebook page.

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