OCA participates in regional action in Anacortes
Part of a global wave of resistance to keep coal, oil & gas in the ground
May 13-15, 2016: A global wave of mass actions targeted the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, in order to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy.
With bodies out in the streets, activists around the world called for strong follow-up to the Paris COP21 talks, to shift power from the fossil fuel industry towards grassroots groups working toward an economic and energy transformation of our society.
The Anacortes protest was held at the site of the Shell and Tesoro refineries, the largest source of carbon pollution in the Pacific Northwest. With the plumes of the refineries swirling all around, a broad coalition of activists, including more than a dozen OCA members, called for a just transition to 100% renewable energy.
Report from the Anacortes Break Free event
Diane Vendiola, Swinomish elder: these lands were ours
Sequim Gazette article about OCA’s participation in Break Free
The time is now for a just transition to clean energy