Actor James Cromwell has been sentenced to a week in jail after refusing to pay fines related to his protest over an Upstate New York power plant. The Actor, who is 77, has been ordered to start serving the sentence in mid-July. The protest itself involved blocking traffic at a natural gas power plant under construction in Wawayanda, NY. Local citizens opposed to the plant have said it will have disastrous environmental implications for the surrounding area, and remain steadfast in their efforts to delay or hinder the project’s completion.
After hearing of the sentence, Cromwell said he hoped the sentence would inspire others to join the fight.