This week’s Earth Watch guest is Will Benington, volunteer organizer with Rising Tide Vermont. On July 7, Rising Tide Vermont, Earth First!, Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp and other groups from across the country participated in a day of direct action to stop the transport of fossil fuels throughout the Champlain Valley. Throughout the day, 9 people were arrested for shutting down the construction of a fracked gas pipeline and blocking a truck transporting fracked gas. Over 100 people also sat-in on railroad tracks that are used to transport fracked oil from North Dakota.
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