BOSTON (CBS) — Dozens rallied on Washington and Grove streets in West Roxbury to continue their protests and stop construction of a natural gas pipeline project already underway.
“We don’t need it and we don’t want it! We want to shut it down,” resident Nancy Wilson said.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Residents who live in the area say the West Roxbury Lateral puts their lives in danger and they want the project terminated. The Spectra Energy pipeline project involves building a natural gas pipeline through Dedham and West Roxbury.
“This pipeline goes right up this street and stopping by the quarry where the blasting takes place, which has caused damage to homes for years here,” resident Paul Corn said.READ MORE: Ex-Boston Officer Patrick Rose Stayed On Force Despite Abuse Allegation
The rally lasted about two hours, and protest organizers say they plan to rally every week to try and block the project.
“If someone wants to come into our community and do something, they need to be willing to come in and endanger their lives, family, and friends and they are not willing to do that,” resident Pamela Miles said.MORE NEWS: Woman Seeks Funeral Reimbursement From FEMA After Losing Husband, Father To COVID
The federally-approved project has drawn concerns from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and many federal officials.