BOSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore’s daughter and other activists have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges following a protest at a natural gas pipeline in Boston.
Karenna Gore, activist Tim DeChristopher and nine others were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Friday morning on trespassing, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace charges.
Twenty-three protesters were arrested Wednesday when they tried to block construction of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline. Twelve other protesters were arraigned Thursday.
The court clerk’s office says all were released and ordered to stay 100 yards away from the construction site. Their next court date is July 29.
Gore said Friday that “time is of the essence” to change people’s dependency on fossil fuels.
Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. says the pipeline will be a “reliable, affordable energy” source.