Early this morning, members of the newly formed Parkway Pipeline Prevention League marked out the route of a proposed high-pressure natural-gas pipeline along Grove Street in West Roxbury, then turned themselves into E-5 detectives for booking.
Andree Zalesk, one of the pair of anti-pipeline taggers, writes:
We marked the entire route with large stencils saying SPECTRA - the Texas company behind the project. We turned ourselves in to the police after breakfast at a great local diner, and we were released after an hour of questioning by pleasant and sympathetic West Rox detectives. Charges will follow later.
Residents along the route of the pipeline - and near the transfer station that would funnel natural gas into National Grid's system, across the street from an active quarry - say the project threatens the neighborhood and is basically insane having a terminal across the street from a quarry where dynamite blasting has in the past sent large rocks hurtling across the street.