HANDS ACROSS THE LAND: National Day of Action Coming to Asheville on May 17th
Local citizens to say “No” to Keystone XL and “Yes” to clean energy!
WHAT: A rally will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 5pm at Vance Monument to ask the president and local officials to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and other dirty fuel projects that threaten our communities and destabilize our climate. This will be one of over 90 synchronized events with Hands Across the Sand/Land and other partners to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and the need to speed the transition to available, affordable, proven clean energy solutions.
The upcoming National Day of Action is another manifestation of a growing movement demanding that our leaders act quickly and boldly to address climate change. It comes in the wake of the State Department’s recent announcement that it was extending its review of the pipeline, and the Reject & Protect encampment in Washington, DC which dramatically highlighted the opposition of farmers, ranchers and Native Americans who would be directly impacted by the pipeline. In early March, Keystone activists presented the Administration with over 2.5 million comments opposing the pipeline. The recent National Climate Assessment report stressed the dangers of impending climate disasters.
WHO: The Green Grannies will be singing for the climate and encouraging others to join in. Members of Asheville 350.org, WNC Alliance, Sierra Club/ Beyond Coal, and other environmental activist groups will be there.
WHEN: Saturday, May 17th at 5pm
WHERE: Vance Monument, Pack Square