XR DC Target Washington Gas
Four Rebels locked onto the construction site at approximately 10am, and remained for over two hours before being arrested. They were joined by one additional rebel who joined without locking down.
photo by Will Dickson
Close by a group of a dozen more rebels stood and chanted, and gave speeches, in opposition to the deadly Project Pipes.
photos by Will Dickson
Spokesperson for XR DC, Claire, said, “Washington Gas will tell you that we are endangering people’s lives by delaying their project. But this greedy corporation is motivated by profit, not the well-being of people. Washington Gas is the one pumping explosive gas into our communities, polluting our homes and endangering our lives. As long as Washington Gas forces methane through the city, residents will be in danger, especially low-income communities and communities of color. The DC Council must take a stand to secure a safe, livable future for all. It's time we end methane and electrify DC.”
photos by Will Dickson
Update 5pm, 10-26: Two of the five staying overnight are John Mark Rosendall and Andy Hinz (who previously spent 20 days in jail earlier this year). This would be a roach infested, DC jail, that has no bed matts and few to no eating options for vegetarians or vegans.
Update 5:15pm, 10-26: An article from National Academy of Science Report calls for banning of natural gas <-- Gifted(Free) Washington Post Article
Update 5:30pm, 10-26: XR DC Ask people to also support this campaign by signing this petition to say no to project pipes
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“What are our responsibilities at this time? Because of the fossil fuel industry, we are facing horrors of a magnitude never before experienced in our existence. Our government continues to lead us to the edge of no return. We must stand up and defend ourselves. No one else is going to do it. It must be us, if we want to live.
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