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8 arrested for trespassing while protesting gas pipeline

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — Eight people face criminal trespassing charges after being arrested at a gas pipeline site in northwestern Rhode Island. The protesters were arrested at the Spectra Energy Gas Transmission Facility in Burrillville Saturday. About 100 people protested against the expansion of a gas pipeline project. The arrested protesters — who were later released — have been identified as ...

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Natural gas protesters arrested after locking themselves to entrance of Spectra station

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. – Police Thursday morning forcibly removed and arrested two men who had chained themselves to the entrance of Spectra Energy’s Burrillville compressor station in the latest protest against the company’s plans to expand natural gas pipeline capacity. The two men had linked their arms within a section of PVC pipe wrapped in chicken wire and tar before locking themselves ...

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