At 9 a.m., four protesters entered the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) in Charleston, WV and locked themselves to the office entrance. They are demanding that the agency hand over control of key programs to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) and that WVDEP Secretary Randy Huffman resign. Around them, dozens of demonstrators reiterated those demands.
Here's a great post by my friend and comrade Joshua Kahn Russell about dressing to impress at the Capital Climate Action.
The Capital Climate Action is escalating the climate movement to a new level on March 2. Thousands are expected to participate and put their bodies on the line to stop the build out of coal plants and increased coal extraction.
Last week, the state Air Pollution Control Board in Virginia aproved pollution permits for the $1.8 billion, 585-megawatt power plant in Wise County - granting Dominion Virginia Power the final go-ahead to begin construction on the plant.