May 6, 2016

Anacortes WA and beyond: Event. May 13-15. Break Free from Fossil Fuel | 350.org

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From: Laurie Dougherty & 350.org <350@350.org>
Date: Wed, May 4, 2016 at 4:03 PM
Subject: The Northwest is breaking free next week!
Join us as we break free from fossil fuels in Anacortes, WA.

Friends,
On May 13th-15th, thousands of people will converge on March Point in Anacortes, Washington to call for the shutdown of the largest unaddressed source of carbon pollution in the Northwest.
For me, the oil trains rolling into the oil refineries located on March Point epitomize the fossil fuel industry's arrogance -- wrecking the climate, recklessly carrying their dangerous product through cities, towns, and sacred Indigenous lands, endangering people at every link in the chain. That's why I'm joining the Break Free PNW action.
Will you join me next week? Click here for more information about Break Free in Anacortes on May 13th, 14th and 15th.
Anacortes is just the end-point of the "fossil fuel express" that stretches across the country. Oil and gas fracking wells dot the prairie. At night, well flares flicker eerily against the rural dark. Mile-long trains line up in rail yards -- vast ovals where tanker car after tanker car moves along to be filled with Bakken crude. This is the stuff that blows up. (This is the volatile crude oil that devastated the tiny town of Lac-M├ęgantic, Quebec three years ago, killing 47 people.) And even when it arrives safely, it then turns into toxic pollution by way of refinery smokestacks.
We can't let this tragedy continue. That's why I'm so glad that we're digging deep on how to create a just transition from the fossil fuel era to the renewable energy era that works for workers and communities. That is what we hope to do, together, as part of Break Free Pacific Northwest.
Come stand with us on May 13th, 14th, and 15th as we escalate our call for a just transition away from the fossil fuel industry. Sign up for more information about our Pacific Northwest action here.
This fight connects our region to communities across the globe that are taking action as part of a two-week international mobilization to take on the fossil fuel industry -- from coal mines to oil trains to fracking -- called Break Free from Fossil Fuels.
Over the next two weeks, actions will unfold all over the U.S. and the rest of the world: a giant wave unlike anything this movement has tried before. Together, we're ready to build a new kind of economy -- one centered on a just transition to 100% renewable energy.
Together, we can break free from fossil fuels.
Let's do it,
Laurie Dougherty, 350 Salem OR
P.S. Can't attend a Break Free action but want to support the courageous people on the ground? Be a Digital Witness and let Break Free participants know they're not alone.


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