Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Greenpeace Activists Shut Down Coal Power Plant

Australia (TGW) – Greenpeace activists shut down an Australian coal-fired power plant Thursday to protest the plants effect on the environment.

"Climate activists have taken non-violent direct action to shut down the power station ... by locking onto the conveyor system and preventing coal from feeding the plant," Greenpeace Head of Campaigns Steve Campbell said in a statement.

15 activists stopped the conveyor belt and hung banners reading “Climate change starts here” and “Coal kills”.

Coal-powered electricity generation releases fossil fuels into the atmosphere, which in turn cause global warming. Other than fossil fuels, coal-powered electricity generation releases radioactive material and other wastes into the environment.

Via :: Reuters