Pipeline protesters face trespassing charges

Four demonstrators who got inside part of a pipe while protesting the controversial Algonquin Natural Gas Pipeline in Verplanck are facing trespassing charges this morning.

The protesters reached a deal with a state police tactical team on Monday evening before crawling out of the pipe around 11:30 p.m.

The protesters reached a deal with a state police tactical team on Monday evening before crawling out of the pipe around 11:30 p.m. (10/11/16)

VERPLANCK - Four demonstrators who got inside part of a pipe while protesting the controversial Algonquin Natural Gas Pipeline in Verplanck are facing trespassing charges this morning.

The protesters reached a deal with a state police tactical team on Monday evening before crawling out of the pipe around 11:30 p.m.

Spectra Energy is building the controversial project that expands the natural gas pipeline underground. The pipeline would go under the Hudson River, near the Indian Point nuclear power plant, north from Pennsylvania and up through New York.

Opponents say the pipeline is dangerously close to Indian Point. The four demonstrators who climbed into the pipe Monday morning say they did it out of concern for the environment and the health and safety of their families.

Officials from Spectra Energy released a statement saying while they respect the right of individuals to peacefully protest, they do not condone the actions of the four because they put themselves and first responders at risk by climbing into the pipe. They added that their pipelines provide a vital source of reliable, affordable energy.

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