Sunoco tree cutting crews back at Gerharts! Support Needed!

Sunoco received a variance and crews are back on the Gerhart property today cutting down more trees. We have confirmation that someone is in the trees again to prevent felling! Ellen Gerhart (property owner) has also just been arrested again on her property, as well 1 another person.

 

E-mail us if you are able to help! – hudsonvalleyearthfirst@riseup.net

 

Below is the emergency injunction Sunoco filed with the Huntingdon County Court two weeks ago to proceed with cutting the Gerharts’ trees before April 1st, granted to them March 28th by Judge Zanic.

In it, Sunoco claims:
“After March 31, 2016, Sunoco Pipeline will be prohibited by the seasonal restriction from removing any trees on the Property.”

And yet, Sunoco is cutting down trees on the property right now, April 7th.

 

Clean Air Council's photo.
Clean Air Council's photo.
Clean Air Council's photo.
Clean Air Council's photo.

Here is the emergency injunction Sunoco filed with the Huntingdon County Court two weeks ago to proceed with cutting the Gerharts’ trees before April 1st, granted to them March 28th by Judge Zanic.

In it, Sunoco claims:
“After March 31, 2016, Sunoco Pipeline will be prohibited by the seasonal restriction from removing any trees on the Property.”

And yet, Sunoco is cutting down trees on the property right now, April 7th.

E-mail us if you are able to help! – marcellusef@riseup.net

 

Donate here: http://energyjusticesummer.org/donate-to-the-gerhart-fight-against-sunocos-mariner-2-pipeline/

https://www.facebook.com/events/216614882034778/

The family still has had no response from US DEP about Sunoco’s violations at their property.

For photos, video, and press links, see the Resources list below.

RESOURCES:

List of press coverage here: https://goo.gl/XjymaS.

Video of aftermath of Sunoco tree-cutting and damage to waterbodies on property: https://www.facebook.com/cleanaircouncil/videos/10153550201680893/

Flickr album of Sunoco violations at Gerhart property, including trespassing, felling trees into streambeds, felling trees towards observers and tree-sitter’s platform:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/backwards_dog/albums/72157666647316095

Tom Wolf
Phone: 717-787-2500
Fax: 717-772-8284
Twitter: @GovernorTomWolf

John Quigley
Phone: 717-787-2814
Fax: 717-705-4980
Email: jquigley@pa.gov
Twitter: @SecQuigley

DEP South-central Office:
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Phone: 717-705-4700
In case of an environmental emergency anywhere in the South-central Region, please call 1-866-825-0208, 24 hours a day.

http://www.dep.pa.gov/About/Regional/SouthcentralRegion/Pages/default.aspx

DEP’s Report an Incident Page: http://www.dep.pa.gov/About/ReportanIncident/Pages/default.aspx#.VvwWA8kpDqA

Sunoco
Twitter: @SXLupdates
Twitter: @SunocoLogistic
Cashtag (use in tweets): $SXL

Tom Wolf
Phone: 717-787-2500
Fax: 717-772-8284
Twitter: @GovernorTomWolf

John Quigley
Phone: 717-787-2814
Fax: 717-705-4980
Email: jquigley@pa.gov
Twitter: @SecQuigley
@PennsylvaniaDEP

PRESS KIT: Please share this link with any local or national media contacts you have. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xyIH3_Jgpsw1nX4etGbB9KVeixWzhNg6rzG_lFNAtt4/edit?usp=sharing

DONATIONS: Tax-deductible donations for legal fees and logistical costs are being accepted and managed by Energy Justice Network. Donate here and please share the link!
http://energyjusticesummer.org/donate-to-the-gerhart-fight-against-sunocos-mariner-2-pipeline/
Checks to “Energy Justice Network” with “Mariner” in the memo can also be mailed to 1434 Elbridge St Philadelphia 19149.

For more local live updates: Juniata Watershed People Before Pipelines

Stay tuned to this page for updates and information on how you can help in person and from afar!

video/pictures of violations: https://www.facebook.com/cleanaircouncil/videos/10153550201680893/

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