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Brayton Point power plant protest leads to 45 arrests

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Business, Government & Politics, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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

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 […]

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Protesters’ lobster boat stops Brayton Point coal shipment

By   /  May 17, 2013  /  Business, Government & Politics, Waterfront  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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