End the train of destruction – Extinction Rebellion UK

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End the train of destruction

when

14 August 2020
11:15 - 18:07

where

The North

type

Action

hosted by

Axe Drax

ℹ️ http://tiny.cc/trainofdestruction ℹ️

Social media guide to take action online: https://bit.ly/31PkmSE

📧 endthetrainofdestruction@gmail.com 📧

Join the protest against Drax Power Station’s burning of trees, coal and planned HUGE gas expantion.

Activists will be lining the train line from Liverpool – where Drax imports trees from North America and Europe – to the incinerator of Drax Power Station. Join the relevant chat in the action document ▶️ http://tiny.cc/trainofdestruction

Wear red, orange and yellow.

Up to 20 times a day, Drax Power Station (between Selby and Goole) takes a delivery of 1750 tonnes of imported trees, to be incinerated for electricity.

Drax is the UK’s single largest carbon emitter, and emitted almost 13 million tonnes of CO2 from burning wood in 2019. It will take decades for new trees to be able to absorb the emissions produced by burning trees in Drax today. This is simply time we do not have if we are to keep global temperature rises below 1.5 degrees.

In 2018, the government effectively ruled out future subsidies for large-scale biomass by changing the criteria for efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions for new biomass power stations. If even the government admits that power stations like Drax are not a solution, why does Drax still get funded?

To make this worse, Drax is now planning to build the UK’s biggest ever fossil gas power station!

Time to act in love and rage, and join the protest along the route of Drax’s ecocide trains from Liverpool to the incinerator. Dress as fire, with bold reds, oranges and yellows as well as most importantly communicating within your local area ⬇️

These are the groups that are planning action, with the times the train passes next to it. Please email endthetrainofdestruction@gmail.com to get added to the relevant groupchat.

🛥️ Liverpool – https://www.facebook.com/events/1051663908584139/
🚆 Wirral –
🚆 Warrington
🚆 Wigan
🚆 Manchester
🚆 Rochdale
🚆 Calderdale & Halifax
🚆 Huddersfield
🚆 Wakefield Kirkgate
🚆 Selby station – 11am, bring something loud and a friend
🏭 York (Drax)

Looking to support remotely?

Social media guide: https://bit.ly/31PkmSE

Join the group chat to be a digital #AxeDrax activist for this action by emailing trainofdestruction@gmail.com and read the part of the action info doc (http://tiny.cc/trainofdestruction) that relates to remote activists too if you can.

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Before you join this action, why not spend an hour in the evening watching a screening of the documentary BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal.
🔥 4th August at 18:45. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/115367096090
🔥 5th August at 18:45. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/115411074631
🔥 11th August at 17:45. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/115456079241

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Other useful links:

Sign up to the Axe Drax activists group: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/axe-drax

Join the Telegram (broadcast only) channel: https://t.me/axedrax

Contact via email; axedrax@pm.me

Set up your own BURNED screening: organise.burnedscreening@gmail.com

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https://www.facebook.com/events/297655048219656/

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