Nicole Cairns, Online Deputy Director, Power Shift, Washington, DC
As you may know, today is the one-year anniversary of the BP Gulf Disaster on the Deepwater Horizon. Over the past year, we've watched the effects of the spill ravage the Gulf destroying entire ecosystems, making people ill, and ruin livelihoods of fishermen.
People across the country are taking action against BP. Here's a quick roundup of just some of what's going on:
- University of Alabama students will wear black around campus to raise awareness of the effects of the spill.
- NYU Students rally to say "Don't Frack with Me."
- In Kalamazoo, MI, students are protesting Rep. Fred Upton and the US Chamber's dirty energy forum.
- Ameren Shareholders Protest in Missouri to protest the company's nuclear energy efforts.
- A candlelight vigil in will be held in Florida to commemorate the BP Disaster.
- Students in Ohio demand that Sen. Sherrod Brown step up to the plate and fight for the Clean Air Act.
If you took action today, add your event in the comments or take a picture and send it firstname.lastname@example.org to share them with us!