Earth Day Actions at DEP Offices: Six Actions at Six Locations Statewide!
On Earth Day, April 22nd, Pennsylvania citizens all across the state gathered at their local Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) offices to demand that the DEP fulfill its mission to “protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment” and to “work as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources.”
Actions happened in Pittsburgh, Norristown, Williamsport, Wilkesbarre, Harrisburg, and Meadville. In the shape of rallies, marches and boat parades, Pennsylvania citizens gathered with the same message: The DEP has not been doing its job.
Read below to see the press, video, and pictures from each individual protest.
– PIITSBURGH: Over 1,000 participated at PA DEP’s office; 25 small craft paraded across the Allegheny River to the protest:
– Harrisburg: Photos on Facebook