Sunday, May 15, 2016
Climate Protesters Block Railroad
Climate activists in Washington state have deployed a new tactic in their anti-fossil fuel protests. About 150 of them camped out on a railroad track near two oil refineries. After being asked to leave around 5:00 a.m., 52 of them refused and were arrested. Meanwhile in New York state, a group of kayak-borne activists attempted to block oil barges sailing on the Hudson River near Albany, until the U.S. Coast Guard herded them out of the way. How many of the activists drove gasoline-powered cars or rode diesel-powered trains to arrive at their respective protests is not known.