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Activists Sentenced to Prison for Bannerhang on PA Smokestack
by .. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 at 7:07 PM

Six activists were sentenced to prison yesterday for their bannerhang action on a smokestack in southwestern PA.

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Yesterday, six activists were sentenced to prison time for a bannerhang action at Hatsfield's Ferry Power Plant in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Five of the climbers were sentenced to and began serving five days in prison, and one defendatn was sentenced to and began serving 30 days in prison. All six are at the Greene County Prison in Waynesburg, PA.

info about the action from greenpeace's website:

After hanging a banner on the 700-foot smokestack of one of the dirtiest coal plants in the country to protest the Bush administration's energy plan, six peaceful Greenpeace activists were charged with multiple state and federal felonies. Federal and state officials dismissed the most serious charges, but other charges remain.

On June 23, 2004, the four women and two men scaled the 700-foot smokestack at the Hatfield's Ferry power plant, 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and unfurled a 2,500 square foot banner that read, "The Bush Energy Plan Kills -- Clean Energy Now!"

The climbers were charged with four state misdemeanors, three state felonies and two federal felonies.

"The real threat to Americans is the Bush energy plan, which kills over 23,000 people every year," said Greenpeace Energy Campaigner Casey Harrell.

The Bush administration has systematically weakened clean air laws by allowing power stations to install new equipment without adding pollution controls, and permitting coal-fired power plants to continue to release tons of mercury into the air and waterways. In addition to its negative impacts on health, dirty energy wreaks havoc on the environment, causing global warming, acid rain and smog.

The Hatfield's Ferry Power Station in Masontown, Pennsylvania was under investigation by the Justice Department for violating the Clean Air Act -- an investigation that was dropped by the Bush administration.

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Climber on stack, dirty air
by .. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 at 7:07 PM

Climber on stack, di...
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Climber on stack
by .. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 at 7:07 PM

Climber on stack...
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by ME Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 at 4:36 PM

Any info on an adress for the 30day-er? A couple letters of support will make the 30 grueling days go quicker. (thats if you mail access for that short of a duration)

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Thank you
by @ Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 at 12:01 PM

Amazing. You are heros. Thank you.
Next time instead of a banner. Please plug the stack.

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Letters of Support?
by Two Beers Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005 at 5:15 AM

If you really want to help, send soap-on-a-rope.

These guys got off easy. They knew they were breaking the law when they did this stupid act of adolescent rage, so don't cry for them Argentina.

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Two Beers, You Dick
by Red Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005 at 9:18 AM

adolesent rage eh? if you can't admit it had to take some balls to do what they did, you're more of a child then any one thought traveling through any of their minds. Damn good job girls and boys!

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Red, you ignorant slut
by Two Beers Thursday, Mar. 10, 2005 at 1:18 AM

Balls? I took balls? Well even a trained chimp can have balls (and approximately 50% of them do). I just wish they and the rest of you all would quit the crying and whining. What they did was stupid and usdeless. No balls invovled any more than it taks balls for some frat boys to conduct a panty raid. Now let's see what sort of balls they have and if they can just go on and do the time that they knew they would have to do without crying like a bunch of little school girls (sans balls).

Face it. This foolish act of childish tom-foolery had no impact, solved nothing, stopped no great injustice, and wasted societal resources. All for some (negative) press for some still ill-defined and porradly conceived "cause."

Out here in the real world we have a name for people like that ..."LOSER." In prison they also have a name for people like that....."BITCH." ENjoy your stay.

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You Go 2 Beers !!!!
by This Bud's For You Friday, Mar. 11, 2005 at 3:32 PM

Well it is almost Spring time, time for America's pasttime, and I know I have two balls and a bat in my sack. I also know that having balls is never a good alternative to having brains. What those stack monkeys needed were some brains. Maybe then their balls wouldn't be stuck in the ringer (or whatever other undesirable place they may now find those balls in over in Da Big House).

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Red bleeding anus
by Doug Weaver Friday, Mar. 11, 2005 at 6:49 PM

Red thinks those queers did something courageous. Big fucking deal. Save the whales, expend the humans, Green Nazis, hippie trash, tresspassing faggots....

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Doug Weaver?
by Delawaric Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2005 at 4:10 PM

Hey "Doug Weaver" is that your real name? Because your not the Doug Weaver I know in Pittsburgh. Hmmmmm

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