Posted by: nocoalphilly | November 21, 2009

Trick-or-Treat at the EPA

On October 30, about 20 people showed up at the office of the Environmental Protection Agency in Philly, flyering and performing street theater against mountaintop removal mining (MTR). The protest was part of a national day of action called for by Energy Justice Network, Mountain Justice and Rainforest Action Network. Protests took place at all 10 regional EPA offices as well as 20 other local targets.

Trick or Treat at the EPA

Trick-or-Treaters at the end of the action

Protesters celebrated Halloween a day early, chanting “Mountaintop removal is a trick, not a treat. EPA: give us something sweet!” the activists called for the EPA to end mountaintop coal removal, including the blasting currently taking place on Coal River Mountain in Coal River, WV.

Joanna Solar Energy

A street theater skit included a scuba-diver trick-or-treater asking coal company CEOs for a treat – all she gets is coal! When she asks Lisa Jackson, however, she gets a very special treat. Check out the video:

More photos and video after the jump!

trick or treat ian and jo

trick or treat 3some

trick or treat 2some

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