Jan 30th, 2013
From New Castle News, by way of the Earth First! Newswire:
Wearing signs proclaiming “Fracking Threatens Food” and “Protect Farms for our Future,” four protesters locked arms and chained themselves to a nine-foot papier-mâché pig which was positioned to obstruct traffic to and from the gas well site off Route 108 in North Beaver Township [on January 27].
Only the pig was taken into custody.
About 40 protesters from western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio gathered at Maggie Henry’s 88-acre organic farm to challenge the presence of a Shell natural gas well. The rig is 4,100 feet from the organic farm where Henry raises chickens, pigs, turkeys and cows and crops. She said she supplies Pittsburgh-based restaurants and food co-ops.