WASHINGTON, September 11th, 2012- The ‘Summer of Solidarity’; an unprecedented summer of action against the fossil fuel industry, is making history as citizens from coast to coast are rising up to demand an end to extreme forms of dirty energy and a transition to a safe, prosperous, clean energy future for everyone
The momentum continues in Washington D.C. as members of the public join with Appalachian citizens and Mountain Heroes, community groups, environmental organizations, clean water defenders, faith community leaders, and voices for social justice, to call for an end to destructive mountaintop removal coal mining.
WHO: Citizens from Appalachia, Washington, DC, and all over the country, as well as a coalition of leading global, national, and regional environmental groups, including:
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Coal River Mountain Watch, Christians For The Mountains, Keeper of the Mountains Foundation,
Appalachian Voices, Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light,The Sierra Club,
Waterkeepers Alliance, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC),
Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Energy Action Coalition, 350.org, Center for Biological Diversity
WHAT: Citizens stand up to end to mountaintop removal mining and all forms of extreme energy, clean water protections, renewable energy solutions, and a better future for our nation.
When: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 12:00-1:30 p.m.; a rally will start at Lafayette Park in front of the White House to stand in solidarity with all in Appalachia who are working to defend their health, families, waters, and communities from this ruinous mining practice.
Later that evening, join concerned citizens and brave leaders for an evening program solidarity program of storytelling on courage, faith, and community at All Souls Church from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Spiritual leaders from across many faith traditions sew a common thread in the work to save mountains and people, and mountain heroes from the hollows of Appalachia share their stories of resilience and courage.
Refreshments and light fare provided.
To learn more about mountaintop removal coal mining, visit: I Love Mountains.org
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