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Environmental protesters target Dominion Va. Power

24 Mar

William Pickett of Richmond and Erica Gray of Henrico, members of the Coalition Against Nukes and the Alliance for Progressive Values, were among the anti-Dominion protesters in Kanawha Plaza this afternoon.

RICHMOND, Va. —

More than 100 people representing a slew of environmental groups gathered in downtown Richmond this afternoon to protest the policies of Dominion Virginia Power.

The protesters braved a drenching rain in Kanawha Plaza to listen to a series of speeches from activists decrying what they said is Dominion’s overreliance on fossil fuels and nuclear power and opposition to clean-energy legislation.

They then crossed Canal Street and encircled the Dominion headquarters building while chanting slogans and waving signs.

The groups participating included Greenpeace USA, Chesapeake Climate Action Network,  Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, 350.org, Virginia Alliance for a Cleaner Environment and the Alliance for Progressive Values.

cross-posted from here

Occuping the ‘Hot Zone’ of Tar Sands Refinery in Colorado

5 Mar

In an open letter, several organizations including Colorado American Indian Movement, Deep Green Resistance (DGR) Colorado, Front Range Rising Tide, 350.org, Occupy Denver and Boulder Food Rescue announce they coming together for a demonstration on Saturday, March 10th, with families from the local communities that are directly affected by the Commerce City Suncor refinery and against Suncor and their oil seep contaminating the Sand Creek and South Platte River:

Workers contracted by Suncor use vacuum trucks and absorbent material to suck up water mixed with an unidentified liquid leaking into Sand Creek north of downtown Denver on Nov. 30, 2011. (Craig F. Walker, The Denver Post )... Today, black goo is still seeping into waterways from Suncor Energy's oil refinery north of Denver, and the latest tests show benzene levels 48 times the limit for drinking water, even downstream of the point at which Sand Creek flows into the South Platte River.

“We are asking everyone concerned about our water, air, land and future to stand with us.

Over the last year, many people and various organizations have united to oppose the Alberta tar sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline, correctly recognizing these industrial projects as ecocidal insanity. Here in Colorado, oil from the tar sands is refined by Suncor Energy. By participating in the process of facilitating genocide against the aboriginal people of Alberta, Suncor Energy has toxified our air, land and water without end Continue reading