Posts Tagged ‘keystone xl’

Save the date for the People’s Climate March on Monday February 23rd!
There will be a day of activities and a march. Like No ACP on facebook or follow on twitter for updates and we will try to keep updates on the Wingnut page as well.
Take a stand against fracking, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and many many other dangerous and climate damaging projects that folks like Dominion Power/Resources and other greedy jerks are pushing for.
Renewable resources are what we need to create a healthy, sustainable environment for everyone in Virginia.

The #blacklivesmatter demands to Richmond City Council pointed out important facts about the disproportionate rates of asthma in communities of color. And environmental racism and classism mean that the folks bearing the most negative weight from fossil fuels will be folks already dealing with the most oppression.

Renewable resources could lead to greater self sufficiency, independence, and cheaper utilities for everyone in Virginia if done well.

Stay tuned, Richmond is on the move this year and we are all a part of the intersectional movement to a better world.

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On March 27 the Virginia Sierra Club issued a press release calling for increased rail safety, particularly regarding the shipping of crude oil through Virginia.

A month later, today, a train on CSX lines going through Lynchburg, Va derailed, catching on fire and leaking crude oil into the James River.
The spill couldn’t have happened at a worse time, with the river already reaching flood levels due to days of rainfall.

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Photo from Tim Barry’s twitter

City of Richmond officials have stated they will switch the City’s water supply to the Kanawha Canal… but to our knowledge the canal is fed by the river. We are very concerned about the safety of drinking water in the city of Richmond and for everyone along the James.
This is yet another example of why we can not continue our dependence on fossil fuels. They are too toxic and dangerous. Richmond and Virginia need to move to alternative, non nuclear, fuel sources.

We demand no crude oil shipping through our state, whether by rail or pipeline, and stand in solidarity with other communities fighting against the corporate greed and destruction of our planet and to keep their communities clean and safe from fossil fuels.

The recent chemical spill in West Virginia, pipeline spills around the country, and more should be more than enough warning to our society that enough is enough. The earthquakes near the nuclear reactor at Lake Anna should be enough to scare us into changing our ways, especially after the tsunami in Japan causeing massive pollution from their nuclear reactors. We have numerous examples of the suffering and grief these practices result in. We need to change our ways as a City and a society.

Our hearts go out to all the animals, plants, and humans who will suffer and die due to this oil spill. Our hearts grow hardened towards the corporations who continue to place profit over people and grow rich through exploitation of humans, animals, and the earth.

No Keystone XL
No crude oil trains

Solidarity with everyone fighting for alternative sources of power and fuel and against the pillaging of their communities.

Please be safe Richmond and let us know how we can help.

Sadly, the Avail song, Scuffletown, has continued relevance.

And Old Crow Medicine Show’s James River Blues…

 

Keystone XL Protest in Richmond

https://actionnetwork.org/events/rva-nokxl-vigil?referrer=martha-ellen-wingfield&source=direct_link

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MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:

 

February 3, 2014
CONTACT: Martha Ellen Wingfield (804) 337-4894 or wingfieldmeh@gmail.com

 

Activists To Hold Vigil in Richmond on Monday Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone XL

 

Vigil in Richmond at the Federal Building on at 6 pm in Response to Final Environmental Review 

 

Richmond, VA – Local activists will participate in a protest vigil at the Federal Building on Monday, February 3rd at 6 pm calling on President Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Keystone XL pipeline will be a huge source of carbon pollution and clearly fails the climate test set by President Obama.

 

The event is part of a national campaign led by CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, and the Sierra Club, among a host of other organizations, calling on the president to keep his commitment to reduce carbon pollution and reject the pipeline.

 


WHAT:  Protest vigil urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline following the release of the State Department’s new environmental assessment. Activists will hold candles, signs and chant against the pipeline.

WHO:     Local activists with CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club

WHEN: Monday, February 3, at 6 pm

WHERE: Richmond Federal Building, 400 N. Eighth St.

 

Keystone XL is a tar sands pipeline that would transport some of the dirtiest crude oil on the planet from Alberta Canada, and across American soil for export. The vigil in Richmond is part of a campaign to try and stop the pipeline from ruining the climate and endangering communities along the proposed pipeline route.

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