Pa Fracking Activist Fights To Change Trespassing Law

03.25.14 | Bob Price

A high-profile anti-fracking activist who gives tours of natural gas drilling sites in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region has asked a judge for relief from an order barring her from 300 square miles of land owned by one of the state’s leading natural gas drillers. Vera Scroggins says the injunction, in place since October, has effectively prevented her from traveling to her favorite grocery store, eye doctor, hospital, restaurants, businesses and friends’ homes because all of them have leased land to Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.  Scroggins gives bus tours to politicians, community groups, and anti-fracking celebrities such as Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon, showing them drilling sites, pipelines, compressor stations and other signs of Pennsylvania’s burgeoning gas industry.