Film of the Month
LANCASTER STAND, 5 min
Landowners in conservative Lancaster County, PA never thought they would be on the opposing side of a natural gas pipeline. But, the oil and gas company's use of eminent domain to forcibly take land from local residents made them first take a stand. Now, they are leading a campaign unfolding in the heart of rural America to stop the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, a fracked-gas pipeline proposed by Williams Partners — the multi-billion dollar natural gas transportation and processing corporation.
This past December, local community members announced Lancaster Stand — building a platformed wooden structure directly in the path of the pipeline and launching a Standing Rock-style encampment on a local Amish family’s farm. With construction slated to start in the summer months, scores of residents are gearing up, holding trainings and creating artwork in preparation to put themselves in path of the pipeline.