Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vermont Law Prof Jailed in Protest Against Tar Sands Pipeline

Vermont Law professor and former Yale Forestry dean Gus Speth spent 48 hours in a DC jail over the weekend, protesting the plan for a 1,700 mile pipeline from Canada's tar sands to Texas.

According to this article from the Rutland Herald, Speth issued a statement from jail:

We the prisoners being held in the Central Cell Block of the D.C. Jail need company and encourage the continuation of the protests against the tar sands pipeline. … I've held numerous positions and public office in Washington but my current position feels like one of the most important.

There's a chance to join the Vermonters in their protest next week, if you're so inclined.

Thanks to Lora Lucero, land use prof at UNM for the tip on this story.

Jamie Baker Roskie

UPDATE: As it turns out, Lora herself was arrested Sunday as well...

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