Monday, May 16, 2005

Greenpeace shuts down Land Rover assembly line

Early this morning 35 Greenpeace volunteers shut down the assemblyline making gas-guzzling Range Rovers. Urban 4x4s made at this site are wrecking the climate.The 35 volunteers dressed as workers used safety shut-down buttons to cut off power to the assembly line before handcuffing and chaining themselves to unfinished vehicles along the 150m long assembly line and branding it a climate crime scene. It's the first time anywhere in the world that protesters have shut down a factory making Sports Utility Vehicles. Climate change is the greatest threat the planet is facing. Accordingto the World Health Organisation, 150,000 people are already dying every year as a result of the impacts of climate change including droughts, floods and storms. Yet Land Rover continues to make gas-guzzling vehicles, most of which will tackle nothing steeper than a speed bump.
Please send an online fax to Tony Blair asking him to increase road tax for gas-guzzlers and offer incentives for people who choose to drive more fuel-efficient vehicles.