3 People Arrested as West Roxbury Pipeline Protests ContinueOct 30th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Gas Pipeline Expansion NEWS, West Roxbury (Boston) Spectra Energy Proposed Pipeline
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Three people were arrested Thursday morning at the construction site of Spectra’s high-pressure natural gas pipeline in Boston’s West Roxbury neighborhood, Universal Hubfirst reported. The protestors reportedly delayed workers.
The incident marks the third wave of arrests since construction began back in late September, running the total number of arrested protesters to 18.
Just last week, 12 protestors were arrested for blocking off a trench in which workers were attempting to access. A minister and a reverend were among three others who were placed in handcuffs back in early October.
Residents and activists in the area adamantly oppose Spectra’s work because the pipeline is being built next to an active blasting quarry. Many fear for their health and safety as homes and schools are located around the project site.
The pipeline is slated to be built beneath Centre, Grove and Washington Streets. It is a 37-mile extension of the Algonquin Gas Transmission pipeline. It will also run through Dedham and Westwood. Construction is underway in those towns as well.