Climate justice, safety concerns spur fight against West Roxbury lateral pipeline.
Eight UU ministers were among sixteen religious leaders who were arrested May 25 protesting the West Roxbury lateral pipeline, a natural gas pipeline slated to go through a dense part of Boston, which Boston-area UUs have been fighting for months on climate justice and safety grounds.
UU ministers who were arrested: the Rev. Anne Bancroft, the Rev. Heather Concannon, the Rev. Rebecca Froom, the Rev. John Gibbons, the Rev. Martha Niebanck, the Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen, the Rev. Fred Small, the Rev. Rali Weaver.
The protest was covered by the Roslindale Transcript, Boston Globe, and Boston Metro.
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Elaine McArdle is a UU World senior editor and a member of First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon. An award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she has also written for the Boston Globe, Harvard Law Bulletin, and others.
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