18 Apr '11, 5pm

Activists Staging Sit-in at Dept. of Interior Demanding Phase Out of Fossil Fuels:

Activists Staging Sit-in at Dept. of Interior Demanding Phase Out of Fossil Fuels:

The Dept. of Interior has oversight over two agencies, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and the Office of Surface Mining (OSM), which are responsible for the BP Oil Spill, mountaintop removal coal mining and tar sands oil drilling in southern Utah. Furthermore, the Dept. of Interior just opened up over 7,000 acres of land to industry for coal extraction in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. donate for legal support for arrestees at the 4/18 sit-in at the D.O.I. “Our demonstration today is to show that Wyoming might be small in population but mighty in heart,” said Kevin Uransky, a resident from Wyoming’s coalfields and member of High Country Rising Tide participating in the sit-in. “We don’t want to just stand by and allow big corporations to destroy our homes, our way of life, and some of last open, beautiful, and undeveloped terrain l...

Full article: http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2011/04/18/activists-stagi...

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