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Michigan Oil Spill Protest May Land These 3 Women In Prison

By Ashley Woods

Three women each face up to two years in prison for protesting the replacement of an oil pipeline in western Michigan responsible for the biggest inland oil spill in U.S. history.

The activists have a cute nickname: The MI-CATS 3 (they are affiliated with the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands — MI-CATS). But the possible prison sentences awaiting Vicci Hamlin, Lisa Leggio, and Barb Carter are no laughing matter. They will be sentenced Wednesday in Ingham County, Mich., for obstructing police and trespassing.

The protesters locked themselves to excavating machines at a pipeline construction site of Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green