Anti-BP action a success

This past weekend over 50 supporters of Wisconsin Environment and our sister organization, Environment Illinois, fanned out to BP gas stations in Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee, handing out flyers and letting consumers know that BP plans to increase its daily toxic dumping into Lake Michigan by over three tons.And the message got out there -- we had numerous stories of motorists taking our flyers, checking them out and then turning around to fill up elsewhere and Environment Illinois supporters in Naperville, IL were covered in a story in the Daily Herald (link: ). We're going to build on this momentum with future days of action across the Great Lakes region. This weekend, for example, our ally Environment Michigan will be holding similar events in Ann Arbor. Be sure to stay tuned for upcoming announcements about ways you can get involved in your community.Meanwhile, we've had over 70,000 people from across the Great Lakes and beyond sign our petition to BP and the EPA, and I want to see our 'No BP Gas Pledge' be just as successful.Right now, please take action by joining the over 12,000 people around the region and signing the 'No BP Gas Pledge.' Tell BP that as long as they're planning to increase toxic dumping in our lake, you're planning on buying your gas elsewhere. To sign the pledge by clicking on the link below or copying and pasting it into your browser:Then help spread the word by forwarding this message to your family and friends!Sincerely, Dan KohlerWisconsin Environment Director


August 15, 2007 - 12:16pm