Why do we oppose this Pipeline?
Spectra Energy is building a pipeline carrying fracked gas in West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts. This is a densely populated residential area.There are many reasons to oppose this project, the larger pipeline (the Algonquin), and fracked gas in general. Opposition to the WRLP falls mainly into two categories: Local Concerns and Climate Change.
June 1st: Summer of escalation began today, Star Wars lock-down style. Our friends attached themselves to metal plates covering the pipeline, preventing Spectra from working. Here’s some coverage!
Han Solo and Luke Skywalker were arrested Tuesday in West Roxbury. Well, not quite. But two men dressed as the Rebel Alliance heroes led a “Star Wars”-themed protest at the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline construction project. Ben Weilerstein, 22, and Martin Hamilton, 21, chained themselves to a steel plate at the site.
On May 25th, sixteen faith leaders from eight traditions held an interfaith prayer service at the Metering and Regulating Station site and then marched up Grove Street to disrupt pipeline construction. For more on their action, check out this powerful short film,these photos from Robert Jonas, and this media coverage.
5/25/16, West Roxbury, Boston, MA: 16 brave religious leaders were arrested for putting their bodies in the way of business as usual. Over 100 gathered to support them and attend the interfaith worship service held at the construction site.
Mothers come out to support!
Check out this video from Saturday’s (5/21) demonstration with Mothers Out Front, where dozens of brave folks were arrested while blocking construction and Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley inspires us all.
Music credit: The Secession, Around We Go.
5/21 demonstration with Mothers Out Front, where dozens of brave folks were arrested while blocking construction and Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley gave an inspiring speech during the action.
We shut down construction on Saturday, November 7th for the whole day.
Thanks to David Ludlow for creating this video of some of the highlights!
Uploaded by Resist the West Roxbury Lateral on 2015-11-09.
Support for the Resistance!!
Some of the strongest voices in the movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground are cheering for us and thanking us for our work. Check out this video shout out from 350.org co-founder, Bill McKibben!
Bill McKibbin wants Spectra out of West Roxbury.