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Coast Guardsmen try to move the anchored lobster boat as the ship Energy Enterprise approaches. The effort took about six hours. (Richard W. Dionne Jr.)

Lobster boat blockade: Case of self defense?

Lobster boat blockade: Case of self defense?

The two men who used a lobster boat to block a shipment of coal to Brayton Point Power Station will contend that they did so in defense of their lives. Better Future Project announced last week that Ken Ward and Jay O’Hara “will use a necessity defense” when they go on trial next week in

Half way down the road to power pant, protesters carry signs, with red-shirted arrest volunteers in lead, marshals wearing yellow.

Brayton Point power plant protest leads to 45 arrests

SOMERSET —   Carrying hand-made banners and models of wind turbines and solar panels, an estimated 350 protesters — some from Westport and Little Compton — marched here on Sunday from a local playground to the Brayton Point Power Station, calling on Governor Deval Patrick, to shut the facility down. For the hour they walked


Protesters’ lobster boat stops Brayton Point coal shipment

SOMERSET — For nearly six hours last Wednesday afternoon, a 32-foot former lobster boat, flying an American flag and carrying a sign on its cabin that declared “#coal is stupid,” stood at anchor alongside the pier at Brayton Point Energy Terminal, and won a stare-down with a 688 foot cargo vessel over 20 times its