Saturday, March 2, 2013

Digging In

Two days ago the tree sit ended, and yesterday Gifford Pinchot was released from police custody.  Although he was charged with aggravated trespass, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct he was released on his own recognizance.  This means that the judge weighed Gifford’s actions and given the options at her disposal decided to levy the lightest burden possible.  This is a victory for the campaign!  It underscores the support that we have in the community and the local political will against the project.  It also means that although the tree sit at Cummins Hill ended, we did not have to use any bail funds at the end of this stage of the campaign.  As we continue action planning, it is now important that we fundraise for supplies.  Please donate to the campaign fund – this fight is just beginning to heat up.


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