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We’re glad you are interested in learning more about stopping the extension of Interstate 69 through southwestern Indiana, a highway that is opposed by 75-94% of Indiana citizens yet is being undemocratically built in the summer of 2008.
In Indiana alone, I-69 will destroy thousands of acres of farmland, wetlands, and forest. It will displace 400 families, leave twice as many with an interstate in their yards, and divide many communities in half. According to economists at the University of Illinois, rural jobs created by the interstate will cost $1.56 million each, as opposed to best practices rural development plans, which cost an average of 1,000 to 5,000 dollars per job.
This road has been fought fiercely by the residents of Southwestern Indiana for almost two decades, and is now being pushed through with the State’s disdain of democratic processes and independent journalism. Now, they’ve bought the first two miles north of Interstate 64 and plan on constructing two miles of I-69 in the spring of 2008. But we will never let them build this road.
Roadblock Earth First! has worked with a broad coalition of grassroots groups to stop the construction of Interstate 69. Please email us at roadblockef @ yahoo.com if you are interested in getting involved or supporting our efforts.
To get into contact with the point persyns for our logistical working groups, please email:
For media work, try the independent group I-69 Media Office