I’m proud to work with Earth Quaker Action Team, the group that successfully pressured PNC Bank to stop financing mountaintop removal coal mining. Our new campaign integrates racial, economic, and climate justice, three issues that are deeply important to me. Using nonviolent direct action, we’re pushing PECO, Pennsylvania’s largest utility, to make a major shift to rooftop solar and do it in a way that creates local green jobs and other economic benefits, especially in low-income neighborhoods, which have been hit hardest by the fossil fuel economy.
Earth Quaker Action Team’s PNC Victory
Interview with Gail Coyle of Friends Journal. Learn how EQAT won on Huffington Post.
Tar Sands Civil Disobedience Action
Eileen represented Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) in the February 13, 2013 civil disobedience action to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, shown below. This story begins her memoir Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope.
In March 2014, Earth Quaker Action Team organized its own civil disobedience action on the Keystone XL pipeline issue. Twenty-nine people, including Eileen, were arrested in that action. Here is a piece she wrote for Salon.com about being part of the campaign that won that fight.