Monday, July 19, 2010

Protest Tomorrow on Three Month Anniversary of BP Drilling Disaster

Gulf Restoration Network is calling for a protest tomorrow, Tuesday, July 20th, from Noon to 1:00pm at the Hale Boggs Federal Building, 500 Poydras Street. The protest is directed at US Senator Mary Landrieu. According to Gulf Restoration Network, they will be demanding:

"That Senator Mary Landrieu be a champion for the Gulf and Louisiana's coast, not oil companies. As one of the largest recipients of oil and gas industry contributions, it's clear she's got oil on her hands. BP must clean up its mess, and the entire oil and gas industry must pay its fair share for restoring Louisiana's coast. We need a champion in Congress to make this happen."

Co-sponsors of the protest include Greenpeace, Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper, and Sierra Club.

Full details of the event:

Rally in New Orleans: Congress Has Oil On Its Hands
Protest to Mark Three Months of BP's Disaster and Decades of Oil Industry Influence
Tues, July 20th
Noon - 1:00pm
In front of the Federal Building, 500 Poydras Street,

Gulf Restoration Network also invites you to "Bring a handwritten letter to deliver after the event," and promises "Speakers, posters, and dye to turn your hands black."

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