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.
A pocket of RAN’s strongest supporters is contained in Boulder, Colorado, and Rainmaker Lynn Israel is one of them. She took a few minutes to tell us why she’s passionate about saving the earth and its forests.