Eighteen days after his arrest, Glen was bailed out last night! He’s already on his way back to West Virginia, where he has been an integral part of Radical Action for Mountain Peoples’ Survival (RAMPS) and their fight against mountaintop removal coal mining.
The day he was arrested for barricading himself inside a mile-long section of the KXL pipe, Glen said:
I’m barricading this pipe with Tar Sands Blockade today to say loud and clear to the extraction industry that our communities and the resources we depend on for survival are not collateral damage. This fight in East Texas against tar sands exploitation is one and the same as our fight in the hollers of West Virginia. Dirty energy extraction doesn’t just threaten my home; it threatens the collective future of the planet.
Glen was forcibly removed from the pipe – he says that the pain was different than anything he’s felt before, like his chest was about to burst, until the carabiner on his wrist broke. Now that he’s out, he’s feeling better and is excited to start work planning RAMP’s Winter Action Camp in St. Louis.
The bad news is that Isabel and Matt are still in jail. Please help us get them out as soon as possible with a donation to their legal fund.