The highlight of the “Power Sift” march of young climate activists was the delivery of a jar of genuine BP Macondo tarballs, oil from the Gulf Spill, back to BP’s corporate lobbying headquarters in DC
Video: Tarballs returned to BP
It started with Power Shift’s rally at the headquarters of the notorious US Chamber of Commerce, where H st was blocked while a skit was performed denouncing the Chamber’s dirty money and members of Congress who accept it or money from the coal, oil, and gas industries.
Next, the entire combined force of Power Shift and Rising Tide activists marched on BP’s government relations headquarters, where a bottle of tarballs and oil from BP’s spill was returned. Security guards called the oil a “hazard” even though BP seems to deem it safe enough in seafood. Shrimp with a side order of tarballs ayone?
After BP was Genon-a major owner of coal fired electrical generating plants, which faced a blockade of 13th st and of it’s front door but no entry team or other known direct action.
Finally, Power Shift returned to Lafayette Park-and Reclaim Power, with most of Rising Tide DC and many other Rising Tide activists set out from there for the Department of the Interior, where coal, oil, and gas leases on public lands are approved.