In Burrillville, three activists have locked themselves to construction equipment at Spectra Energy’s construction site. The protest was organized by the group Fighting Against Natural Gas (FANG).
Sherrie Andre, a representative of FANG called the protest part of an ongoing process to stop the expansion of natural gas infrastructure in the state.
“There are three activists out there," Andre said. "One of them was born and raised in Rhode Island, the other is from Massachusetts. And there’s an activist who traveled from New Jersey who’s here, who’s really making the point that this does not just affect you, it’s affecting all of us. There are many of us across the country that are paying attention, in that we do not want this project to happen.”
Andre said the group has sent letters to Spectra Energy representatives and reached out to Gov. Gina Raimondo in the past, but received no response. The three activists plan to remain at the site until they are removed by police.
Spectra Energy is expanding a natural gas compressor station at the Burrillville site.
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