The West Roxbury MA Climate Trial
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BREAKING 3/27/18:  Defendants found NOT RESPONSIBLE by necessity!

BREAKING 3/22/18:  The prosecution has dropped the criminal charges to a civil infraction, so there will be no jury trial!  We’ve added an update on what this means at the start of this episode. We then proceed to the previously recorded episode about the trial.

Tim and Peter discuss the West Roxbury, MA climate trial scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018.   Tim shares the story of the Mass Graves Pipeline Protest, the multi-year campaign resisting the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, the significance of this trial, and more.  Recorded 3/15/18

Get trial updates and learn how you can support similar actions on the website of the Climate Disobedience Center at



Grief and Resistance: The Mass Grave Pipeline Action
The story of the action told on Tim’s website including photos and video.

Peter’s photos of the Mass Graves Protest June 29, 2016
Tim DeChristopher, Karenna Gore, area clergy and the larger resistance against the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline.  Approximately a dozen people climbed into the pipeline trenches making the connection between this new fracked gas fossil fuel project and the mass graves being prepared in anticipation of the coming climate fueled Summer heat.

More photos and video can be found on the Resist the Pipeline Facebook page at

Music by Bryan Cahall

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