Filed under: Action, Development, Environment, Indigenous, Southeast
At 6:30 a.m. this morning, October 27, 2016, about twenty people gathered in front of the site where the Sabal Trail pipeline is drilling under the Santa Fe River to block trucks from entering with materials needed for the drilling operation. Trucks carrying thousands of gallons of water and several tons of bentonite, or drilling mud, were obstructed over the course of two hours. Law enforcement officers threatened arrest, though none occurred. The site is located on NW 117th Place, half a mile from US 129, east of the city of Branford.
The group consisted of local residents and activists from groups including Our Santa Fe River, American Indian Movement and Earth First!.
Earlier this week, a motion to stay construction of the pipeline was filed by the Sierra Club and two Georgia-based Riverkeeper groups, who have a pending lawsuit regarding insufficiency of the Environmental Impacts Statement.