200 Protest Shell in LA, Environmental Protests Turn Violent in Italy, plus more

23 Oct

More than 200 people — led by environmental activist Erin Brockovich — marched to Shell’s oil refinery in Carson to protest the company’s refusal to take responsibility for the contamination of a tract in the Carousel neighborhood, where high levels of benzene and methane have been found in the ground. For more, click here.

Villagers, organizations and people from all walks of life have ended logging in one of India’s more aged forests. Click here for more.

Five police officers have been hurt after several hours of street fighting around a blockade set up by protesters who are fighting a new garbage dump in a small Italian town. The dump would be placed on the outskirts of a protected area of rare wildlife and plants, which includes Mount Vesuvius, itself. Click here for more.

Environmental groups all over New York state are rallying against the firing of State Environment Commissioner Pete Grannis. Pete had been resisting the firing of 200 other state environmental employees when he was let go for alleged “insubordination.” Click here for more.

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