Pilgrim Critic Faces Trespassing Trial After 2015 Arrest

COURTESY PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER STATION

COURTESY PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER STATION

PLYMOUTH – A long-time critic of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant will go on trial Tuesday for trespassing on plant property last year.

Paul Rifkin was arrested in May in what he calls an act of civil disobedience following a rally calling for the closure of the plant.

This is the third time Rifkin has been charged with trespassing at the station. He could face jail time should he be found guilty.

Cape and Islands State Senator Dan Wolf will testify on Rifkin’s behalf. Rev. Nell Fields of the Waquoit Congregational Church is expected to testify as a character witness.

Rifkin plans to represent himself at the advice of his attorneys.

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