It calls for direct action. It calls for immediate action. It calls for the whole community to come together and to defend itself. Not just for us—some of us have lived a lifetime already—but for the children, for the next generation. What water are they going to drink? Those of us who live here are determined, determined to work night and day to prevent this from happening.
–Louis Valdez, father of Chicano Theater, speaking of the threat that fracking brings to San Benito County, California
There are hundreds of Seneca Lake Defenders. These are the faces of people who have been arrested after using nonviolent civil disobedience to stand up against Crestwood. Here’s what they have to say about why they are willing to risk arrest: