Cabot Asks Court for Stiffer Fine Against NEPA Lawbreaking Anti

A little-known (outside of northeast Pennsylvania) anti-driller, Vera Scroggins, was fined $1,000 in April 2015 in Susquehanna County court (see PA Anti-Driller Fined $1K for Trespassing on Cabot O&G Site, Jail?). Vera’s biggest claim to fame is her potty mouth treatment of FrackNation filmmaker Phelim McAleer (watch it here). She is a repeat trespasser on Cabot Oil & Gas drilling sites and has been warned, repeatedly, to stay off their land–for her own safety and the safety of others. Scroggins runs so-called tours where she shows New York City celebrities and other urbanites (who don’t know the difference between a cow’s udder and a roof gutter) the gas fields of Susquehanna County, claiming drilling operations somehow harm local residents. In 2015, the judge had enough. He said at the hearing that Vera had 45 days to pay the $1,000 fine for her latest violation and if she didn’t, she was going to jail. Apparently she paid. However, she’s at it again. Cabot says Vera has continued her trespassing ways and is now (allegedly) in contempt of court for disobeying the judge’s orders. Cabot is requesting Vera be find $5,000 and chip in money for their legal fees. Some people never learn…

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