Lobster Boat Blockade Of Coal Plant Leads District Lawyer To Local weather Management
Once i met my husband Geof Day, his work as a climate activist launched me to some interesting people involved with 350.org. Just lately, I heard the inspiring story of Ken Ward and Jay O’Hara, two climate activists who, up till September 8th, thought they would be doing prison time for their bold action of blockading the largest coal-fired energy plant on the East Coast with an previous lobster boat. Last week, Sam Sutter, a local District Attorney, agreed that because the actions of Ward and O’Hara at Brayton Level were reasonably reflective of a broader danger (that of climate change), all costs, beyond paying some minor damages, should be dropped. Later, in a beautiful transfer, that very same DA–while waving a duplicate of Rolling Stone that includes an article by 350.org founder Invoice McKibben–said that local weather change is “one in all the best crises our planet has ever confronted,” that political management on this matter has been “sorely lacking,” and that he could be becoming a member of them at the upcoming People’s Climate March.