When Maine Earth First! heard that tar sands barons TransCanada and timber barons Plum Creek were looking for some “green” cred by building industrial turbines into the endangered lynx habitat of the Boundary Mountains (not to mention roads and clearcuts) they knew, despite the greenwashing and ass-kissing of industry lackeys, it was time to throw down. And they did.
Now they are looking for your support in the courtroom. Here’s the message from Maine EF! organizer Meg Gilmartin:
“…Last summer four brave folks were arrested while blocking a truck carrying parts for the wind project on Kibby Mountain in western, Maine, a remote area that is being devastated by industrial wind power. Four people, Courtney-Ann Boucher, Ana Isabel Rodriguez [an editor of the EF! Journal], Erik Gillard and Willow Amanda Cordez-Eklund were arrested in this action against the corporate domination of ecological unique mountain areas. These folks have been working hard with lawyers to develop a plan and are now taking the case to jury trial in Farmington. This trial will be an opportunity to again raise awareness about the environmental and social destruction caused by placing industrial wind power in remote locations. This is also an opportunity to recognize the power of civil disobedience and its historical and current role in this political movement.
We are asking for supporters to attend the trial on Monday June 20th at the Superior Court House in Farmington… We hope to pack the courthouse to show the public opposition to wind power that exists in this state. We are also asking folks for donations to help fund travel to court and other logistical expenses. Donations can be sent to Meg Gilmartin at PO Box 622; Corinth, Maine 04427. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more info.”
Thank you all for your support!!
For the wild,
meg.gilmartin [at] gmail [dot] com
PO Box 622, Corinth, Maine 04427
Jury Trial for Kibby Wind Protestors, 140 Main Street; Superior Court House; Farmington, Monday June 20th
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