- Pennsylvania Among 'Terrible 10' Most Regressive Tax States
- February 4 Non-Partisan Training: HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013: HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Republican Governors Opt-In to Medicaid Expansion
- The Reports of Unions' Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
- Ask Allyson Schwartz to run for Governor
- Mind the gap: Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion Leaves Low-income Families Behind
- Jan. 14 Workshop:HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013; HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Seth Williams on Guns, Jasmine Rivera on School Closures @PFC Meetup Wednesday
- PA Revenue Strong Midway Through Year; Tax Cut Could Have Big Impact
- What to Make of the Fiscal Cliff Deal?
Event: Upcoming BP protests in Flourtown (suburb) and Roxborough
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
5:00pm - 6:00pm
1674 Bethlehem Pike
We'll meet up at the shopping center right next to the station at 5 PM then head to BP
Monday, June 14, 2010
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Roxborough BP Station
Intersection of Ridge Ave and Shawmont Ave
We will meet up at the Shawmont School on Shawmont Ave down the street at 5 PM and then head to BP.
The Shawmont School: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode&q=the+shawmont+...
Our list of demands include:
-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
-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."