Event: Upcoming BP protests in Flourtown (suburb) and Roxborough

From Facebook:

FLOURTOWN
Date:
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Time:
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
BP Station
Street:
1674 Bethlehem Pike
City/Town:
Flourtown, PA

We'll meet up at the shopping center right next to the station at 5 PM then head to BP

On google maps: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hq&hnear=4142+Dana+Ln%2C+Whitemarsh%2C+M...

ROXBOROUGH
Date:
Monday, June 14, 2010
Time:
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Roxborough BP Station
Street:
Intersection of Ridge Ave and Shawmont Ave
City/Town:
Philadelphia, PA

We will meet up at the Shawmont School on Shawmont Ave down the street at 5 PM and then head to BP.

The BP station: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=bp+station&sll=40.052...

The Shawmont School: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode&q=the+shawmont+...

GENERAL INFORMATION
Our list of demands include:
NATIONALLY
-Make BP (and any other corporation responsible) pay for the ENTIRE cost of clean up
-Permanent moratorium on offshore drilling in US waters
-A real, strong climate and energy bill...that means something better than cap and trade and no fossil fuel bailouts like the current bill
LOCALLY
-Higher gas tax in Pennsylvania (read: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/20100605_Gas_spews_from_N_W__Pa_... )
-More and better public transportation
-A moratorium on all new natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale (read: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20100605_Pa__lawmakers_urged_to_... )

From http://seizebp.org/ -

"BP reaped $5.6 billion of profits in the first quarter of 2010 and $17 billion in 2009. This is money made from BP’s aggressive push into ultra-hazardous deep water offshore drilling that has taken the lives of 11 workers in the recent explosion, and caused human misery and environmental wreckage that will persist for years to come.

These huge sums are pure profit—what remains after all accounting maneuvers and payments of the massive salaries and luxurious perks to executives.

Here, BP has committed acts causing devastation that threatens the spoliation and poisoning of the shorelands, wildlife, human health and economy of no less than the five states that have frontal coastline on the Gulf of Mexico: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Worst case scenarios would pollute and destroy the frontal coastlines of states up the Atlantic seaboard.

BP’s conduct constitutes an assault on the people and environment of the surrounding region of the Gulf of Mexico."

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