Chris Baker Evens is an Australian photographer currently living in Philadelphia. His work focuses on people accessing and using their power in public and private spaces through photojournalism and portraiture. You can see his work at: chrisbakerevens.com
By Chris Baker Evans, Waging Nonviolence
In central Pennsylvania Ellen Gerhart’s property lies about midway along the length of the Mariner East 2 pipeline that reaches from west to east across the state. It is slated to carry a variety of natural-gas liquids under high pressure to the coast and then exported onto the international markets. This project is not without opposition, however. The Gerhart family are one of a number of private property owners across the state who object to their land being confiscated using eminent domain laws and used to further global climate destabilization.