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Activists Block AIM Pipeline Construction by Locking Down Inside Pipe

HeadlineOct 11, 2016

Meanwhile, in Peekskill, New York, seven activists were arrested Monday blockading the construction of Spectra Energy’s AIM pipeline, which is slated to run only hundreds of feet from the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant and then under the Hudson River. Four of the activists blockaded construction of the pipeline for more than 15 hours by crawling inside the pipeline and locking themselves to each other. This is one of the protesters.

Activist: “We crawled into the pipeline at about 7:00 this morning. The workers realized that we were here about a half an hour later, and police officers were called. They attempted negotiating with us from afar. They made a few threats about sending in canines and things like that. Otherwise, most of the day was spent with us sitting here playing 20 questions.”

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