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Photos: Protesters Hit BP's 'Eco' Gas Station on Olympic (and Will Again, Tonight)
As executives from the three companies responsible for the oil-spewing rig in the Gulf of Mexico testified before congress yesterday -- essentially, they all blamed each other for the mess -- a group of protestors took to BP's fancy, curvaceous and company-touted "green" Arco gas station at Olympic and Robertson.
The group of residents, somewhat affiliated with the Sierra Club's offshore drilling initiative , used black plastic and yellow caution tape to stage a mock oil spill it show why they think we need a moratorium on drilling off our coasts. Residents shouted and waved signs read “Clean it Up: Our Gulf Coast, Our Energy” and “No More Drilling”, “Clean Energy Now” and “Honk for Clean Energy.”
Another protest will occur today at the same location during evening rush hour. It will be one of the many across the country in what is being called Seize BP National Day of Action .
"The BP 'Green Curve' Station is a prototype 'green' gas station, the only one of its kind in the world and touted by the corporation as showing 'BP's commitment to balancing society's need for energy with a responsible approach to the environment.' But what's 'green' about 200,000 barrels of oil gushing daily into the sea?" the campaign asked in an e-mail. They'll be out there from 5 to 7 p.m.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.