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Appalachians Against Pipelines: “Nutty’s” statement to the court

From March to May of last year, for 57 days, Nutty lived on a tiny cot atop a tall monopod, blocking MVP’s access to the top of so-called Peter’s Mountain in the Jefferson National Forest. On January 24 Nutty appeared in court, and pled guilty to ‘Blocking a Forest Service Road or Gate’. The prosecutor was asking for 30 days, but Federal Judge Ballou sentenced her to 14 days in prison. On January 25, she turned herself in to serve the sentence. Directly before her sentencing, this is the statement she made to the courtroom.

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Appalachians Against Pipelines Tree-Sit Day 75: Winter is approaching, but we are warm and toasty up here

Yesterday the tree-sit blocking the Mountain Valley Pipeline in the Hellbender Autonomous Zone turned 75 days old. The blockade continues, today (Day 76 of the Tree sit) a pipeline fighter blocked construction for at least 7 hours.

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