Sunday, December 7, 2014

Protesting the Council for Growth's Investors Meeting to Make Philly an Energy Hub

On December 5, 2014, a coalition of environmental groups protested an investors meeting directed at making Philly an "Energy Hub" for natural gas from the Marcellus Shale Formation. The meeting was the focus of an article in the Philadelphia magazine, entitled, "Philadelphia + a Pipeline (or Two) = America’s Next Energy Hub."  The agenda for the investors meeting was entitled, "Greater Philadelphia: The Next Energy Hub."  Of course, we've been fighting to make Pennsylvania an energy hub for sustainable forms of energy for years, but this meeting was focused on making Philly a depot for dirty fossil fuels.  Our activists made sure that the investors gathering at the meeting were aware that the citizens of Philly were not going to accept the pollution and environmental degradation that inevitably accompanies fossil fuel development.  In response to the media advisory, our protests were covered by, the local CBS affiliate, NPR, and other news sites

Here are some photos from the protest: 

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