Jury Convicts 3 Anti-Enbridge Pipeline Protesters

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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MASON, Mich. (AP) -- Three women sit in the Ingham County jail awaiting sentencing next month for trespassing and obstructing police at the site of an Enbridge Inc. oil pipeline project.

The Lansing State Journal says the three attached themselves to excavators July 22, 2013, at an Enbridge construction site in Stockbridge Township.

An Ingham County Circuit Court jury deliberated about nine hours over two days before finding them guilty Friday.

Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette has ordered 35-year-old Lisa Leggio of Holland, 22-year-old Barbara Carter of Detroit and 40-year-old Vicci Hamlin of Michigan City, Ind., jailed before their sentencing March 5.

The Calgary, Alberta-based company is replacing a 285-mile pipeline between Sarnia, Ontario, and Griffith, Ind., that ruptured in 2010, dumping 800,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River system.

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