Routsalainen and other Mass. protestors are part of the activist group Stop the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline. They joined members of Fight Against Natural Gas (FANG) and Burrillville Against Spectra Energy (BASE) during a three-day march, March 4-6 from Burrillville to Providence, where several actions were held.
The group was not deterred by news on the first day of the march that the Algonquin project received key approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The authorization, they say, was predetermined and while other permits are needed, including at least two from Rhode Island agencies, the goal is to create awareness and halt the four other natural-gas pipeline projects planned for New England.