Climate Defiance Shut Down Meeting - Demanding End to Willow

Climate Defiance Shut Down the Lunch Meeting of Deputy National Climate Advisor Mary Repko. Nine were arrested. This took place inside the Rayburn House Office Building of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition. This is necessary, as the Biden Administration is building new pipelines during the worst heat wave in recorded history - further proof that we’ve entered yet another echelon of climate catastrophe.

 

   At the demonstration, members of Climate Defiance asked if the members of the meeting would publicly oppose the Willow Project. Then shirts were removed, to reveal branded Tee-Shirts reading “End Fossil Fuels.” Remarkably, a huge 10 foot banner was unfurled to further disrupt the meeting next. 

   Because of this bravery, rep @RoKhanna of the House commended their actions publicly on Twitter. 

   After demanding that the members of the meeting denounce the ridiculous fossil fuel projects, one member of Climate Defiance loudly announced, “Biden is approving fossil fuel projects faster than the Trump administration” 

   After a president as historically awful as Trump, many have taken for granted that Biden is a more competent president. But this point about Biden’s horrendous fossil fuel record has been brought up repeatedly. It should be addressed. The Democrats can not be the party of climate change, and also usher in an age of even greater climate chaos.

   Climate Defiance has announced that this action is only the beginning, and that they are looking to go forward with more actions in the near future. 

   Reportedly, at press time, the 9 arrestees had been released by capitol police and made to pay fines in exchange for dropped charges.

Edit: 7-20-2023 - 2:20PM EST, According to a tweet from Climate Defiance, Summer Lee was also present and making sure the protesters were fairly treated by police. 

 

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Will Regan has been a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion in the US and Declare Emergency. He's editor in chief for the Daily Rebellion and has been arrested 4 times since taking that role.