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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

5 responses to “Spectra bills activists $30,000 for Burrillville pipeline project delays”

  1. Energy News for week ending November 6, 2015 | New England Energy News

    […] Spectra bills activists $30,000 for Burrillville pipeline project delays, RIFuture.org […]

  2. Robert Malin

    Can you imagine the state billing MLK for the Pettis Bridge march? Climate Change is an emergency, whether our government is responding like it is or not. Stand up and support these brave activists. Let’s go back to public utilities. This buildout is largely to expand fracked gas distribution and must be stopped if we have any hope of stabilizing global warming. It is a bridge fuel to disaster. They are drawing attention to this by these actions and National Grid has abused their power and should be fired.

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  3. Spectra Construction Disrupted By Anti-Fracking Lockdown In Chaplin | PopularResistance.Org

    […] Spectra had abruptly decided to pause construction in West Roxbury until the spring. Meanwhile, Spectra has been seeking $30,000 in damages from three protesters who nonviolently blocked construction in Burrillville, Rhode […]

  4. Blockadia Gets Real |

    […] at multiple points along a given project––have taken to claiming restitution, such as the $30,000 fine imposed on three FANG members after a lock down halted work crews for three hours this past […]

  5. Blockadia Gets Real | PopularResistance.Org

    […] at multiple points along a given project––have taken to claiming restitution, such as the $30,000 fine imposed on three FANG members after a lock down halted work crews for three hours this past […]

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