BOSTON – The Latest on the arrest of former Vice-President Al Gore’s daughter during a protest of a Boston pipeline (all times local):
A daughter of former Vice-President Al Gore says she’s honoured to have been part of a protest at which 23 people were arrested at a pipeline under construction in Boston.
The arrests happened Wednesday at the site of Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp.’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline.
Karenna Gore says in an email “there are higher moral principles at stake here that merit nonviolent civil disobedience.”
She’s the director of the Center for Earth Ethics at the Union Theological Seminary in New York. She’s due to be arraigned Friday on resisting arrest charges.
The protesters oppose the pipeline because of safety and climate change concerns.
Spectra Energy says it doesn’t condone actions that take first responders away from their duties.
Organizers say the daughter of former Vice-President Al Gore was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a Boston pipeline under construction.
The arrests happened Wednesday at the site of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline.
Forty-two-year-old Karenna Gore was among demonstrators that tried to block construction activity on the site by lying in a trench.
Protest organizers say Gore and others facing resisting arrest charges will be arraigned Friday, while others facing trespassing and disturbing the peace charges are being arraigned Thursday.
Representatives for Gore and her father, a prominent climate change activist, didn’t immediately return requests for comment.
Creighton Welch, a spokesman for Houston-based Spectra Energy, said the company does not condone actions that take first responders away from their duties.