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Voices from the Environment – Shut Down Brayton Point

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Voices from the Environment – Shut Down Brayton Point July 28,2013: Somerset, Massachusetts 44 people were arrested at the Brayton Point coal and gas power plant after placing model wind turbines and solar panels at the gates of the plant. This was an act of non-violent civil disobedience. Arrestees, “People in red shirts”, can be seen here with their message: http://summerheatbraytonpoint.org/192-2/ Speakers: Paula Swearengin, of The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation and Adi Nochur of the group Better Future [...]

Voices from the Environment: The Elk River Accident – An interview with Mari-lynn Evans

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Voices from the Environment: The Elk River Accident – An interview with Mari-lynn Evans Voices from the Environment: On January 9, 2014, there was a chemical spill caused by a coal company called Freedom Industries in Charleston, West Virginia. This accident allowed several thousand gallons of a chemical called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol to spill into the Elk River just upstream from American Water’s, supposedly clean water, intake system. American Water is the supplier of drinking water to over 300,000 people in West Virginia. Governor Tomblin issued a warning several hours [...]