Daughter of Al Gore, Karenna Gore, has been arrested and arraigned for trespassing and disturbing the peace.
She was among the 23 protesting the construction of Spectra Energy's West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline. She planted herself in a ditch which is part of the building site. That brings back memories of the 1970s counterculture theatre in the street.
That five-mile pipeline, they are trying to block, will serve to transport natural gas to New England. Winters tend to be brutal in New England. This energy source could lower the cost of heating. One reason I had to relocate from Connecticut was that the Polar Vortex had forced landlords to raise rents. And that was that. Here is the coverage in the New York Post
The company - Houston-based Spectra Energy - expressed a strong negative point of view about the activists' behavior. It noted that in order to remove them from from the site first responders had to be called away from other urgent activities. It is unusual for those under attack to be so blunt in a public statement. The methodology of public relations might be changing.
One wonder if this particular kind of protest has become dated. Would the activists have been more effective operating on social networks and social media.