Enbridge Protestors Learn Their Fate
It's judgement day for environmentalists who held up operations at an Enbridge oil pipeline project in Ingham County.
The three are charged with a number of violations for chaining themselves to heavy equipment near a Stockbridge construction site shutting down operations for a half day.
They were eventually taken away but only after a scuffle with police. It is that charge of resisting arrest--a felony--that could land them in prison for 2 years.
Company officials, who say the protestors' demonstrations cost them both time and money, and they asked for harsh treatment.
The three claim, though, that if their efforts to draw attention to the potential for the kind of environmental devastation that occured when an Enbridge pipeline ruptured in Marshall a few years back spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River, then it was worth it.