In West Roxbury, Massachusetts, 23 activists were arrested protesting the construction of a Spectra Energy gas pipeline. Among those arrested were Karenna Gore, the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, and Tim DeChristopher, who spent close to two years in prison when he posed as a bidder at an oil and gas auction in Utah. The protesters lay down in the trenches of the Spectra pipeline—drawing a comparison to the mass graves dug in Pakistan in anticipation of a climate-fueled heat wave in May. Tim DeChristopher spoke out.
Tim DeChristopher: “This is not just a pipeline trench. What they are digging is a mass grave, because in this age of anticipatory mass graves, we know that every new fossil fuel development that commits us to burning fossil fuels for decades, when we put in this infrastructure, we know that every new fossil fuel infrastructure will lead to another mass grave somewhere in the world.”
Tim DeChristopher and Karenna Gore will join us from Boston, before their arraignment, later in the broadcast.