PBCEC Announces BP Boycott Protest & Beach Protection Rally
The Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition joined with individuals and groups across the country in announcing their support for a boycott of BP gasoline. Local citizen rallies in response to the disastrous oil spill at the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico are planned. Details of the first two events are below.
BP Boycott Protest
Who: Citizens of Palm Beach County & the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition What: BP Boycott kick-off
Where: BP station, 4567 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth (corner of 6th Avenue) When: Wednesday, May 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Why: To urge citizens to join the boycott of BP gasoline How: Demonstrating at a local BP gas station
Beach Protection Rally
Who: Citizens of Palm Beach County & the Palm Beach County Environment Coalition What: Mass meeting to discuss short- and long-term citizen and government solutions to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Where: Lake Worth Beach (across from the Public Beach Casino building) When: Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. Why: To empower citizens in the effort to respond to the current catastrophe and prevent future oil spills in Florida’ coastal waters How: Holding a public meeting to discuss a special legislative session, state and federal state-of-emergency status, a BP boycott, opportunities to volunteer time and supplies, and other ways to address this preventable disaster