64 Protesters Arrested

At the office of Vermont governor Peter Shumlin, 64 people were arrested for non-violent, civil disobedience October 27. They were protesting his support for a proposed fracked gas pipeline in Vermont. Shumlin is from Putney, Vermont, near Brattleboro.

Fracked gas is a climate change-causing fossil fuel. Scientists say climate change is a threat to human life on earth.

Fracked gas is mined by Exxon Mobil corporation using a technique known as fracking, which contaminates drinking water for people who live near the drilling sites with cancer-causing chemicals.

The CEO of Exxon Mobil was paid $40 million last year. Exxon Mobil received $6.2 billion in subsidies from taxpayers in the USA between 2010 and 2012. That's according to www.AmericansForTaxFairness.org.

The protest was organized by the Vermont chapter of www.350.org and by other groups.

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