Break Free From Fossil Fuels demands end to offshore drilling

On the 15th of May, the global Break Free From Fossil Fuels protests came to DC with a march from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial. The demand in DC was for an end to offshore oil drilling, just days after Shell spilled more oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the marchers carried a mock offshore “jack-up” oil drilling rig through the streets.

The “drilling rig” was a different one than the mock rig that spilled “oil” in front of BP’s corporate headquarters during the 2012 Earth Week/IMF protests and was a considerably larger setup.At the back of the march was a group of bicyclists and several pedicabs.At the Lincoln Memorial, activists poured water from the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico, both areas harmed by existing offshore oil drilling. Although Obama’s administration did not include offshore drilling in the Atlantic in the next 5 year Federal oil/gas drilling lease programs, protesters were demanding that ALL the offshore leases be ended, at one point chanting “No New Leases!”

Video highlights of the march


Break Free from Fossil Fuels on Constitution Ave


Bikes and pedicabs at the back of the march


Marching an offshore drilling rig through DC


The “oil rig” up close

Advertisements

About dcdirectactionnews

This site is for news, announcements, and intelligence for the DC progressive community
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply --WARNING: do not "Comment using Facebook" or using Twitter-you expose your information to 3ed party tracking

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s