Verdict expected in Algonquin pipeline protest case

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A verdict is expected today in the trial of three protesters who tried to block the controversial Algonquin pipeline project.       

Back in 2016, prosecutors say the activists crawled into a section of a gas pipeline and remained inside for 18 hours.

The group argued the project runs too close to the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan and that their actions were necessary to prevent greater harm.

This is a bench trial, meaning their fates are in the hands of a judge, not jurors.

If convicted, they'll likely face community service.

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