Mason, Mich. — In peaceful protest at a worksite in Stockbridge, MI on Monday, July 22, four people from the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS) locked themselves to destruction equipment working on the expansion of Enbridge’s Line 6B pipeline, the same pipeline that burst in 2010 and spilled more than a million gallons of tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo community. This action halted construction of Enbridge’s pipeline expansion for the majority of the day. All four were arrested and have since been charged with felonies.
On Thursday, supported by community members and MI CATS, they will be seen in Ingham County 55th District Court by Judge Donald L. Allen Jr.
WHAT: A rally to support the four people from MI CATS facing felony charges from the July 22 action in Stockbridge, Michigan
WHO: Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands defendants from July 22 action in Stockbridge, MI and supporters
WHEN: August 29, 2013 at 9AM
WHERE: Ingham County 55th District Courthouse, 700 Buhl Street, Mason, MI 48854
Visuals: Rally outside the courthouse
Interview Opportunities: Defendants and members of the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands
The Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands is a group of community members, affected residents, and supporters seeking to unite the people of Michigan towards a common goal of stopping all transportation and refining of tar sands oil in the state and advocating against the production/transportation of tar sands everywhere.