The Sludge Safety Project is gearing up for the 2012 legislative session. Last session, we made significant gains in the fight for healthier communities, but we need your voice to win! We are aiming to flood the legislature with people who want to see an end to slurry injections, and are inviting you out to the events below to bring our stories to the capitol.
Friday, March 2
5 – 6 p.m.
Lower Rotunda in WV State Capitol Building
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Buffalo Creek Disaster, as well as passage of the Clean Water Act. The Sludge Safety Project invites you to participate in an evening event honoring those whose lives have been lost, homes and drinking water destroyed, and health impacted. We will be sharing stories, music, film, pictures, prayers, and hopes for a future free of liquid coal waste. Following the program, we will conduct a candlelight march on the Capitol Grounds. At 6:30 p.m., SSP will host a dinner to discuss the future of sludge-related organizing in West Virginia.
Other Dates at the Capitol
If you want to bring your family or a group to the legislature on other dates, give us a call, and we'll arrange it with you. We encourage folks to come talk to their representatives about the dangers of coal sludge!
Presentations in Your Community
If you would like to know more about the Sludge Safety Project, we'd be glad to come to your community to share information about the issues of coal sludge, how it may be impacting your community, and how you can help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-574-1684 to get more information, or schedule an event.