June 10, 2015

Support Vera Scroggins

 Update 6/20: Thanks to everyone that donated to Vera's Legal Fund. In total we raised more than $6,000. The GoFundMe site raised $4,320 and we received another $1,800 from the Answer the Muse fundraiser last week along with various checks that came in throughout the week. We are showing Cabot that they can't get away with bullying people!
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Vera Scroggins, a mother, a grandmother, an ordinary citizen but most of all woman with a camera, who has taken it upon herself to show the world what drilling and fracking is doing to the land and the people of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. If you don't know Vera, become familiar now with her and the sense of justice that informs her activism. She is acting on behalf of all of us who are fighting for a sustainable energy future.

A powerful corporation has succeeded in obtaining an injunction against her that restricts her freedom of movement in the county in which she lives. Now unjustly accused of violating that injunction, a judge with a financial interest in the fracking industry has ruled against her. Vera has chosen not to pay the fine imposed as she has stated, "she has not committed any crime" and as a result the judge has informed her that she will face a jail sentence.

This money is needed for the legal costs to appeal her case and try to get some justice. Please donate generously.  

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