PA Landowner Threatens to Go Up a Tree (Again) to Stop Pipeline

Elise Gerhart has been up a tree before. You may recall our story about Elise, daughter of a Huntingdon County, PA landowner, radicalized by Big Green groups (as evidenced by her association with well known protesters previously arrested), who took to a tree on her mom’s property in order to illegally stop crews working on tree clearing for the Mariner East 2 pipeline (see PA Anti Literally Goes Up a Tree to Stop Mariner East 2 Pipeline). It ultimately didn’t matter, because Sunoco came back and cut down the few trees they need to cut anyway (see Sunoco Tricks Radicalized Protester – Returns and Cuts More Trees). Eventually law enforcement got around to arresting the daughter, and the mom (who also trespassed during tree clearing). Law enforcement also arrested a serial criminal trespasser/anti who aided and radicalized them. Unfortunately, in a miscarriage of justice, the charges against all three were dropped (see Charges Dismissed Against Tree Sitting Anti in Huntingdon County). That oversight will come back to bite law enforcement, because Elise plans to go up a tree again. Or maybe, since the trees are already cut down, she plans to chain herself to a bulldozer. Who knows. One thing is for sure: Ms. Gerhart and her mom are planning to get themselves arrested when the bulldozers show up to begin digging a trench on the Gerhart’s land…

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