Morning Cup of Earth Day Protests

23 Apr

Meadville group protests against oil and natural gas well fracking

While chanting “DEP, can’t you see you’re the case of all this misery?” and “No fracking way,” a crowd marched peacefully from Diamond Park down Chestnut Street on Monday while carrying a coffin to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s northwest regional office in Meadville.

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Pittsburg environmentalists protest DEP in honor of Earth Day

Protestors came by land and by sea to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Southwest Regional Office on Monday.

About 15 protestors kayaked down the Allegheny River to the DEP office, joining with nearly 100 other protestors in a march to the DEP office, part of a statewide protest of the agency’s regulatory actions regarding hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — activity in the state.

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Protest against battery plant in China

SONGJIANG District officials said they are still evaluating the environmental impact of a battery factory planned for the district this year after residents concerned over safety protested its construction.

Residents in more than 40 cars traversed the district on Sunday in a protest that lasted over two hours over the battery factory. Plans for the factory call for it to be one of China’s biggest.

More than 10,000 residents living in the district have signed a petition against the construction, which will be sent to the local government, one of the campaign organizers said.

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Utah protests get down at the governor’s mansion

Activists feted Earth Day with a part-celebration, part-protest outside the Utah Governor’s Mansion.”People want clean air, clean energy, a clean future,” said the Sierra Club’s Tim Wagner, standing before a banner festooned with blue ribbons bearing messages for Gov. Gary Herbert and other state leaders.”That’s what people want. That’s what people are demanding.”

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Stay tuned for more updates and protest swag!

– Zee Newswier Gazetunger!

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