Activists protest the use of caverns for storage of natural gas and blockade the entrance to the Crestwood plant.
Around 11 p.m. May 25, 2014, Lawrence*, then an Ithaca College sophomore, was tackled by an officer from the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, while another forced his hands behind his back because he did not take his hands out of his pockets.
I clarified to him that our blockade was not going to let anything in or out.
“Well, I’m going to open the gates, then!” He declared in a tone that said, ‘alright, you asked for it.’ The negotiation phase was over; now, they were using intimidation.
When he opened the gates, the driver climbed into his truck and lurched forward, blaring his horn.
Ithaca College distinguished scholar-in-residence Sandra Steingraber was released from the Chemung County Jail at about 12:20 a.m. Thursday, according to her spokesperson.
Three Ithaca Police Department officers were injured while pursuing a vehicle that was reported stolen from the parking lot of the Hess gas station on Elmira Road on Thursday.
In light of anti-fracking filmmaker Josh Fox’s arrest earlier this month, environmental activists at Ithaca College are bringing hydraulic fracturing back into mainstream debate.