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.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission disagrees and voted earlier this year to approve the project. City councilors recently expressed their willingness to sue to block the project.