Filed under: Announcement, Development, Environment, Repression, Southeast
Early this morning, STR received word there are two people, Karrie Kay Ford and Niko Segal-Wright, inside a stretch of pipeline along FL-200 near the Halpata Tastanaki preserve in Dunnellon. They are refused to come out until the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Sabal Trail (and the whole Southeast Market Pipelines project) was revisited to fully include an assessment of impacts on environmental justice communities and school children along the route and in the blast zone for accidents.
From their statement: “We are taking action against the Sabal Trail Pipeline because we dont 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.”
Days prior to this action, Karrie and Niko were interviewed by The Final Straw radio show, and elaborated eloquently on their position about the pipeline.
But they are now facing multiple felony charges, including “grand theft” for including grand theft over 20-thousand dollars, for temporarily depriving the company from the use of their pipeline. They are being held on $19,000 bond, total between the two.
We are fund raising to get them out, but if we can’t provide collateral for the bond, we will need to raise the full amount (as opposed to the 10-percent.)
Updates, pictures and videos can be found at these two links: