Judge Tells NEPA Family to Let Williams Cut Maple Trees, Or Else

Starting this week the sugar maples along the path of the Constitution Pipeline will come down. MDN previously told you about the Holleran family in New Milford, PA who make maple syrup by tapping the trees on their five acres of land (see Maple Syrup Farm in Path of PA Pipeline, Antis Make Most of It). While it’s unfortunate that Williams, the builder of the pipeline, could not find an alternate route (they did try), and unfortunate that media reports say up to 80% of their maple trees (~200) will need to be cut, we’re not sympathetic. The Hollerans have steadfastly refused any kind of offer from Williams to compensate them, instead aligning themselves with some of the most radical of radical anti-drillers in a publicity quest to pressure Williams to stop. It didn’t work and now a federal judge is telling the family if they prevent the trees from coming down, starting today, they’re going to the clink…

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