At 7:00am this morning, a dozen brave activists released a 25-foot banner on the lawn of the EPA headquarters in Washington, DC. The message on the banner calls on the EPA to pledge to end mountaintop removal coal mining in 2010. But there’s a catch—the banner and two of its holders are suspended from two freestanding tripods 20-feet above the air, and after seven hours they are still hanging there.
Last night, Emergildo Criollo, the Indigenous leader from Ecuador, met with California legislators and asked for their support in the 16+ year campaign to demand Chevron remediate massive oil contamination affecting over 30,000 people.
Lara and Gar Truppelli are longtime Rainforest Action Network enthusiasts and supporters. We had an incredible time with them last March when they threw an epic 25th anniversary party for RAN at The Lake Chalet in Oakland, California.