News Releases

  • School Bus Impaled By Incinerator Smoke Stack Arrives At New EPA Headquarters

    July 6, 2010

    Protesting the EPA's refusal to shut down the Waste Technologies Incinerator (WTI) in East Liverpool, Ohio, activists are blocking the agency’s entrance using a school bus impaled by a mock incinerator smokestack. The stack is blowing steam into the air and the bus is covered in banners reading "Clinton/Gore-Our children are being poisoned."

  • British Court Rules Direct Action OK Because Global Warming Risks So Bad

    July 6, 2010

    A British Court today acquitted six Greenpeace volunteers for attempting to shut down a coal-fired power plant in Kent on the grounds that they had a "lawful excuse" because the coal plant was causing so much property damage around the world due to global warming that it exceeded the property damage done through shutting operations of the coal plant.The Maidstone Crown Court heard testimony from NASA climate expert James Hansen, an Inuit leader from Greenland and the British Conservative Party’s environment adviser. The jury was told that the Kingsnorth Power Plant emits 20,000 tons of CO2 every day - the same amount as the 30 least polluting countries in the world combined – and that the British Government had advanced plans to build a new coal-fired power station next to the existing site on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent.

  • Congressional Leaders Stand With Small Business Owners at a “Pledge for the Climate” Press Conference

    July 6, 2010

    Amid calls to expand offshore drilling that would deepen America’s dependence on fossil fuels and exacerbate the global warming crisis, Representatives Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Yvette Clarke of New York, and Raul Grijalva of Arizona will call for real solutions to global warming at a press conference on Tuesday, September 9, 2008. The representatives, members of the House Committee on Small Business, will join two business owners representing 3,300 small businesses nationwide that are petitioning Congress to enact science-based solutions to the global warming crisis that reduce the country’s dependence on oil, create jobs, and leave a clean environment for our children.

  • EPA Investigator Refers Criminal Probe On WTI

    July 6, 2010

    Greenpeace has received an internal document showing that three days after he filed his report, the EPA Ombudsman notified the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division (CID) that a criminal investigation may be warranted into the WTI toxic waste incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio.

  • Greenpeace Bus Removed From Blocking Toxic Shipments

    July 6, 2010

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department destroyed the Greenpeace coach today, which was set up on the railroad entrance to block shipments of vinyl chloride in and out of chemical company PPG. Earlier, a school bus used to blockade another plant entrance was towed and nine activists were arrested. In total, 11 activists on board the two vehicles were arrested.