Earth First! blockades entrance to coal plant

April 17, 2008 at 5:00 pm (Earth First!) (, , , , , , )

Image from Flickr by davipt

On Tuesday morning, activists from Blue Ridge Earth First! established a blockade at the entrance to Dominion Power’s James River headquarters in Richmond, Virginia.

Three activists locked themselves to one another, blocking the only road in and out of the office complex for almost an hour.

The campaign was against the building of Dominion’s proposed new coal-fired power plant in Wise County, Virginia.

Supporters stood-by holding signs and banners demanding, ‘No Coal for Virginia.’

Why Chesapeake Climate Action Network believes the Wise County Coal Plant is bad for Virginia
  1. The plant would emit 5.4m tons of Co2 annually.
  2. Mountaintop removal coal mining would be exacerbated.
  3. 1476 jobs would be lost.
  4. It will will not be clean.
  5. The plant will not meet the Governor’s own carbon reduction goals.
  6. Opposition to the plant keeps growing.
  7. Virginia hasn’t invested in renewables or efficiency

Help deliver the mile-long petition with hundrerds of others on May 8th in Richmond.

Join CCAN in collecting 50,000 petition signatures by May 1st by clicking here.

Sources: CCAN

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