When I met Sara Mehalick in late May, she had a bike lock around her neck.
She'd chained herself to the front door of the Vermont Gas Systems headquarters building in South Burlington.
"I'm here today in defense of a livable planet and because the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure like the proposed fracked gas pipeline is really the exact opposite direction that we need to be going," she said at the time.
Mehalick got arrested later that day for trespassing. Police had to cut the chain attaching her to the building and she was pulled away, refusing to even walk with the police.
It made for great video on the evening news, and that was the point.
Mehalick was demonstrating with Rising Tide Vermont, and the group had a hand in almost every protest against the Vermont Gas pipeline this summer.
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