02 Jul '11, 1am

[Blog Update] Youth activists demand action on America’s oil addiction

[Blog Update] Youth activists demand action on America’s oil addiction

This blog post was cowritten by Monica Christoffels , student activist in Eugene, Oregon and Anastasia Schemkes , Green Transportation Organizer at the Sierra Club Cascade Chapter. More than 50 students from around the Pacific Northwest joined hands across the coast of Samish Island, WA in recognition of the second annual Hands Across the Sand international day of action against oil drilling. With the island’s lush forest behind them, they looked out on a serene Puget Sound – their view only to be interrupted by the looming smokestacks of the Anecortes Oil Refinery. These students stood in solidarity with thousands of Americans across the country in sending a message to our elected officials and fellow citizens: we must do all we can to move America beyond oil. With toes touching the water and eyes fixed on the ominous smokestacks, the students dug their feet deeper into t...

Full article: http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2011/07/01/youth-activists...

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