Tag Archives: mountaintop removal

Reverend Billy found “not guilty”, and announces support for Occupy Wall Street

Reverend Billy, aka Billy Talen, ran for Mayor of New York City in 2009, on the Green Party line.Press Release from the Reverend Billy Bulletin:

Occupy Wall Street Support, Reverend Billy Not Guilty

 Reverend Billy and The Choir at Kayford Mountain, WV the site of extensive Moutain Top Removal photo Brennan Cavanaugh
Today (October 20, 2011) in Manhattan Criminal Court Honorable Judge James Burke found longtime NYC activist Reverend Billy Talen not guilty of Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree.
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Green Senate candidate joins, in song and presence, anti-mountaintop removal protest in DC

The Mountain Party’s (that is, the West Virginia affiliate of the Green Party) candidate for US Senate Jesse Johnson participated today in an anti-mountaintop removal protest at the White House.  More than 100 people were arrested at the protest in an act of civil disobedience, although Johnson does not appear to be one of them.… Read more ...

Green Jesse Johnson picks up major Democratic endorsement in WV US Senate race

After losing the race to represent the Democrats in a special US Senate election, former Democratic politician (and arguably, institution as far as West Virginia is concerned) Ken Hechler has endorsed Jesse Johnson. Johnson is the nominee for US Senate of the Mountain Party, West Virginia’s affiliate of the Green Party.… Read more ...

Greens to Obama: Gulf spill should kill ‘Drill, baby, drill’; BP & Halliburton must be held liable for spill costs

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

President Obama must cancel his plans for Atlantic and Alaskan offshore drilling, and hold BP and Halliburton liable for the Gulf spill’s damage, say Greens

• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on energy
policy, climate change, and related issues:
http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-energy.php
http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-ecological.php

• The Green Party’s 2010 Annual National Meeting, Detroit, Michigan,
June 24-27 http://greenpartymeeting2010.wordpress.com
Media credentialing page: http://www.gp.org/forms/media
More information: 1-866-41-GREEN, office@gp.org

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders called on President Obama to
cancel his call for offshore drilling in US waters off the Atlantic and Alaskan coasts, as the spreading British Petroleum oil spill threatens ecosystems and public health in the Gulf region.… Read more ...

Two fossil-fuel dangers threaten US public health & habitats: coal & offshore drilling, say Greens

Press release from GP.org:

Two fossil-fuel dangers threaten America’s economic health, public health and natural habitats: coal and offshore drilling for oil, say Greens on Earth Day 2010

• Greens demand an end to mountaintop removal mining, poisoning of water such as the Flint water crisis, lethal worker safety violations, and industry corruption and control over government policy

• Obama’s offshore drilling plans threaten Alaska and the Atlantic coast with public health disasters and devastations of natural habitats

WASHINGTON, DC — On Earth Day 2010, Green Party candidates and leaders said that coal and offshore drilling for oil represented two severe threats to America’s public and environmental well-being, and urged President Obama and Congress to reverse course on both.… Read more ...