Al Gore Applauds Daughter Karenna Gore After Arrest For Boston Pipeline Protest
Karenna Gore, the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, was arrested Wednesday for protesting a pipeline in Boston.
Al Gore Daughter Arrested
Karenna Gore was arrested with 22 others at the sight of the pipeline that is under construction in West Roxbury. The group that Karenna Gore was with opposes the project by the Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp’s due to safety and climate concerns.
“The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should be helping us transition to renewable energy like solar and wind but instead they almost always defer to the fossil fuel industry,” Karena Gore said in a statement
A spokesperson for Spectra Energy Corp claimed that their pipeline provides affordable energy for Americans.
“Our pipelines provide a vital source of reliable, affordable energy for the nation’s homes, hospitals, businesses and schools. Low energy prices help everyone, particularly those least able to pay their bills,” read the statement from Creighton Welch.
Supporting the protest is Karenna Gore’s father. “We are facing an existential crisis and should speed up the transition away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy and a decarbonized economy,” the former VP said in a statement released through a spokesperson.
Karenna Gore will be arraigned on resisting arrest charges Friday.