April 19, 2013

Seneca 12 and Sandra Steingraber's Jail

Today I am bursting with pride over the strength, conviction and courage of our grassroots movement activists to ban fracking and all the related actions it entails in our state of NY.  They need our support now more than ever!   I do not know about mail and inmates but it would be great to send all the activists a letter of thanks!

Bill Moyers with Sandra Steingraber.

Ithaca Journal - Schuyler County Protesters Get 15 Days in Jail

Three Arrested at Court Appearance... EcoWatch 
Steingraber, Dineen, and Chipman are in jail now.  Dineen will serve his term at the Schuyler County Jail.   Steingraber and Chipman will serve their terms at the Chemung County Jail. 
VIGILS continue every evening, from 6:00-8:00pm until Sandra, Melissa, and Michael are released.
Chemung County Jail (Sandra Steingraber and Melissa Chipman )
211 William Street
Elmira, New York 14901
Vigil: Corner of Church and William Streets

Schuyler County Jail (Michael Dineen)
106 Tenth Street, Unit 2
Watkins Glen, New York
14891 
Vigil: Corner of North Franklin and 10th Streets

Quote from Sandra's Statement to the Court: 
I broke the law by standing in a privately owned driveway.  Fossil fuel companies are not breaking the law by trespassing into the atmosphere with heat-trapping gases and so creating planetary crisis.  There are the disparities that I seek to communicate with my actions and, out of respect for the fidelity of law, with my willingness to accept a jail sentence rather than pay a fine.   

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