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Bill Cosby Supports Pipeline Protesters

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Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille are supporting protesters marching across the state in opposition to Kinder Morgan’s proposed natural gas pipeline.

The couple, who own hundreds of acres of protected land in Shelburne Falls, about 100 miles west of Boston, have been opposed to the pipeline since the company notified them last winter of plans to survey their property.

The couple, through their spokesman, said it was “astounding” that New England’s six governors support the proposal, which they said shows “disrespect for humans, flora and fauna.” Supporters of the $3.75 billion Northeast Pipeline Extension Project say it will provide more clean-burning domestic natural gas to the Northeast market.

Protesters organized under Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Network began a relay march from the state line in Richmond over the weekend and plan a July 30 Statehouse rally.

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