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We #StandWithEllen: Pennsylvania Grandmother Sent to Prison For Protesting Plastics Pipeline – August 6, 2018

Ellen Sue Gerhart has been an outspoken opponent of the Mariner East 2 pipeline that is to run through her family’s land

On Friday afternoon, a Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas judge sentenced a 63-year old grandmother, Ellen Sue Gerhart, with a 2 to 6 month jail sentence and a $2,000 fine for allegedly violating a court-ordered injunction against her and monitoring construction work for a pipeline on her own land.

Ellen GerhartPhoto providedSince deciding to oppose the natural gas liquids pipeline, Gerhart and her family have been subjected to harassment, intimidation, surveillance, and violence, but continue to persist in their work.

The case against her is very likely in retaliation for her tireless work to protect her family's land and Pennsylvania's waterways from… more

by: Ethan Buckner

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