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Hansen of NASA Arrested in Coal Country

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Dr. James Hansen and Daryl Hannah Arrested in Protest on Mountaintop Removal

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

CONTACTS: Nell Greenberg, 510-847-9777

Hi-res photos and video available

Today Top Climate Scientist James Hansen and Actress Daryl Hannah were Arrested in Effort to Stop Mountaintop Removal

Also arrested was former Representative Ken Hechler, Michael Brune of Rainforest Action Network, Goldman Winner Judy Bonds and more than a dozen Appalachian residents and allies

Protest on the heels of Obama administration’s new policy on the destructive coal mining practice

No consensus on climate change document at indigenous summit

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Indigenous delegates at a UN conference on climate change in Alaska could not agree on a final summit document due to disagreements over oil and gas drilling on native lands.

Some delegations at the UN-sponsored Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change were demanding a complete moratorium. Others disputed that language, saying that the use of fossil fuels should be phased out but indigenous people should be allowed to develop their resources.

Top Climate Scientist James Hansen, Actress Daryl Hannah and Former Representative Ken Hechler join Appalachian Residents in Peaceful Protest to Stop Mountaintop Removal

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

CONTACTS:

Bo Webb, 304-854-7104

Nell Greenberg, 510-847-9777

Hi-res photos and video available

44 Arrested for Protesting Duke’s Climate Hypocrisy

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Charlotte, N.C.— Charlotte, N.C.— Police arrested 44 people for participating in a protest of Duke Energy’s plans to add massive additional coal burning to the company’s Cliffside plant. Those arrested include: Jim Warren of NC Warn; Bo Webb and Mike Roselle from Coal River Mountain in Appalachia; Larry Gibson and Mike McCoy-from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth; and several Rutherford County residents where the construction is underway. They will likely be charged with second-degree trespass.