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Pipeline Workers Accosted for Parking Machinery on Protected Wetland in Clinton


July 29, 2011

Pipeline workers were detained at the Pipeline Right-of-Way in Clinton TWP

When Pipeline foreman, Steven Nicholas was parking heavy machinery at the bottom of the Right-Of-Way, Michael and John Gajda of Waymart, PA left their residence and told the workers they could not park the equipment there. The couple said they would shoot the workers if they parked the equipment. It was not until the workers moved the equipment that the couple stopped swearing at the workers.

The Gajda’s said they were tired of the constant problems with the pipeline and that where the workers were trying to park the machinery was protected wetland right next to their pond.

They were charged with disorderly conduct.