[*BCM*] Coal is Killing Us!: Zombie March on Coal's Top Investors 10/31
rsarnold at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 16:58:12 EDT 2008
Finally, something even more misguided than Critical Mass.
On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Rising Tide Boston <
info at risingtideboston.org> wrote:
> WHAT: Zombie March on Coal's Top Investors
> WHEN: Friday, October 31st, 4:00 PM
> WHERE: Copley Square, Boston, MA
> WHY: Bank of America and Citibank are top investors in coal. Ravenous coal
> companies, funded billions of dollars by these banks, are literally blowing
> the tops off of mountains throughout Appalachia to extract seams of coal.
> Nearly 500 mountains have been decapitated, and over 1200 miles of rivers
> and steams have been buried with debris and toxic waste. Associated floods,
> landslides, and explosions have driven communities from their homes while
> destroying surrounding ecosystems. Burning coal is the nation's top source
> of air pollution and toxic mercury, and is responsible for one-third of the
> country's greenhouse gas emissions. Despite all of this, more than 150 new
> coal-fired power plants are in various stages of development around the
> country. If completed, these plants would have a total effect equivalent to
> doubling the number of cars on our roads. Meanwhile, our government is
> relaxing laws in order to allow for even more coal mining.
> Now's the time. Dress in your finest gore and living dead attire, and
> descend on the banks, and if you're not dead yet, take the future into your
> own hands and join us at 4PM on October 31st in telling Bank of America and
> Citibank to...
> STOP MAKING A KILLING ON COAL!
> COAL IS OVER! FUND THE FUTURE!
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