Williams Trespasses Again, Martic Residents Ask for Help

For Immediate Release:

Contact: M. Chris Collins, Martic resident.

Phone: 717.413.5215

Email: chriscollins@frontier.com

Williams Trespasses Again, Martic Residents Ask for Help

Holtwood, PA: On Thursday – the day after Martic Township residents held a press conference exposing repeated trespassing incidents by pipeline surveyors – a Williams land agent trespassed upon Magnolia Dr. residents’ land when they were not home.

The police were notified of the trespassing.  Chris Collins of Susquehannock Dr. was asked to contact the news by her neighbors.  They say they wish to remain anonymous for fear of increased trespassing by Williams.

“Our neighborhood is sick and tired of being harassed,” said Collins, “My neighbors on Magnolia Drive are livid.  On Thursday, they came home to find Brian McCarthy, a Williams Partners representative, on their property, waiting to speak to them.  This is despite the press conference we held on Wednesday, and the multiple No Trespassing signs on their property.”

Collins says that two houses down, another neighbor encountered McCarthy on his property.

“My neighbors feel violated, and so do I.  Our “No Trespassing” signs should have made it clear that Williams is not welcome on our properties under any circumstance.  In our neighborhood, people respect each other’s properties.  Williams Partners representatives are not being respectful.  We are asking the public to help us confront this continuing issue.”

Chris and the other Martic residents have worked withlancasteragainstpipelines.com to ask for help from Lancaster County residents:

We, residents and landowners of Martic Township, oppose the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.  Williams Partners appears to have a history of trespassing on private land.  We have not given Williams Partners permission to survey our land.  But, despite our speaking out, Williams continues to trespass.

Now, we are asking residents along the pipeline’s route and other concerned citizens to help us out.  On Wednesday, August 13th, beginning at 9am, we are asking for people to call Williams Partners, and politely demand that they stop trespassing on private land anywhere along the route of the Atlantic Sunrise.

Click here to find full details of the Call-in Day to Williams, including phone numbers & sample script.