Court case: Civil disobedience
Judge Driscoll will preside over the trial scheduled to begin March 27, 2018 at WR Courthouse in Forest Hills. There will be as many as 15 defendants. They have had numerous court dates for over a year as they try to get Spectra to cooperate in providing material for their defense. Spectra has dug in its heels in every way possible, and has refused to produce its own emergency safety plan for the M&R or pipeline at the request of the mayor and police and fire commissioners. For background on the case, see this description of the 2016 Mass Grave Pipeline Action, which Tim DeChristopher called a “new challenge of combining grief with resistance.”
Court case: Intervenors
As of Oct 2017, there is also a Petition for Review in the D.C. Circuit, on behalf of multiple intervenors under CP14-96.
Please come to the vigils across from the quarry (corner of Centre and Grove Sts in West Roxbury: Monday nights 6:30-7:00 pm. This vigil remains active as of October 2017.
The morning vigil (8-9 a.m.) will likely discontinue in Oct. 2017. It was a “weekday daily” while construction was active and it was reduced to “Wednesdays only” at the end of December 2016.
The gas was turned on Jan 5, 2017
Check out this great coverage from Wicked Local published Jan. 10, 2017:
“INTERACTIVE: Follow controversy, pipe line route in West Roxbury” by Caitlyn Kelleher
We now believe that the gas from the WRL is going (in part) to service new luxury developments in the Seaport. National Grid has announced plans to build intermediate pressure pipelines in the Back Bay.
Want to resist?
Many people anxious to stop Spectra Energy’s outrageously dangerous project have decided that nonviolent civil disobedience is their next step. Find out more: resistthepipeline.org
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