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AIM Pipeline Protestors Are Due In Court

Courtesy of Resist AIM

Protestors who locked themselves to one another to block access to a staging area in Westchester County for a pipeline expansion project are due in court Friday morning.

They’re known as the “Verplanck 11,” activists who were arrested in Verplanck February 29. They are part of the group ResistAIM, and oppose Houston-based Spectra Energy’s pipeline expansion project that includes an area near the Indian Point nuclear power plant.  Much of the Algonquin Incremental Market Project is replacing 26-inch diameter pipeline with 42-inch diameter pipeline. The project starts in Rockland County, and moves through Westchester and Putnam Counties before heading into Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. The arraignment of the “Verplanck 11” in Cortlandt Town Court was postponed from March 11.

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