Saturday, February 23, 2013

February 23rd - Update from the Tree


February 23rd – Update from the Tree

Right now there is a march going on to stop the pipeline. I wish I could join but I'm afraid that those trees around me wouldn't still be standing when I returned. It's wet and rainy and there are no chain saws that I can hear, but I know are running somewhere and so the fight must continue. Tennessee Gas may not care about these hills and this  community, the state and national government may not care, but we care and people who are being poisoned by the gas industry, forced to sell their homes and relocate or live next to the destruction wrought in the name of profits only the executives will see.  Looking out there is a line of fallen trees going up the hill as far as the eye can see, all done within a day's work. This 150 foot buffer zone clearcut to make way for one 24 inch pipe. Our state tree, the hemlock, threatened by beetles and gas companies. What will be the state of our forests, our water, our air, and our health, when we finally wake up and realize what we are allowing to happen. Sorry for ranting, maybe that's what sitting in a tree does to you. Thanks for all the support, keep fighting, let's stop this pipeline.
 

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