On the 29th of June, CCAN, 350.org and other pro-Earth organizations held a rally outside the EPA as a hearing on the proposed power plant CO2 emission rule gut under way. Shortly after the rally, Climate First! activists arrived at the US Chamber of Commerce saying their climate change denial is “bad for the bottom line” before also marching to the EPA, where supporters stayed put all day as the hearing continued.
The Climate First action was in response to the US Chamber of Commerce’s howling and whining that the proposed power plant rules would be “bad for the economy” by which they mean the bottom lines of fossil fuel and utility corporations. There were officials from MD, VA, and New Jersey at the Chamber at the time of this protest, in the NJ case someone who came by SUV with three NJ state troopers for security in a trail car. Wonder whether they were there for bribes or orders?
Partial Video (yelling “solidarity with student strikers of Newark” missed) of motorcade confrontation at outside Chamber of Commerce with what may have been NJ Gov Christie’s entourage, another protester said it was
350.org, CCAN, Sierra Club, etc at the EPA shortly before 11AM
Two of the bike trailer billboards at EPA
Climate First! at the Chamber of Commerce