A daughter of former Vice President Al Gore was arrested on Wednesday, along with 22 other people, while protesting the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Massachusetts. The arrests happened at Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline, near Boston. Karenna Gore laid down inside a trench dug for the pipeline and refused to move. Firefighters eventually removed her and other protesters from the trenches.
Noted climate change activist Tim DeChristopher said at the protest site, “We can no longer pretend like what Spectra is doing here in West Roxbury is anything other than digging a mass grave.” Gore faces resisting arrest charges is due to be arraigned in court on Friday.
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Gore told Democracy Now, “I was very proud to be a part of a group that included a lot of local clergy here in the West Roxbury area, in the Boston area. And we were arrested because the laws and policies regarding climate change are so out of step with what is required to meet this challenge. And we wanted to, in the tradition of nonviolent civil disobedience, draw attention and call for what — to do the right thing.”
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