(EnviroNews Utah) – Joan Gregory is no stranger to environmental activism. She told her story to EnviroNews Utah last year after being arrested in Washington DC for singing in the halls of Congress over mountain top removal on the East Coast.
Her mission this time around: Speaking out at Governor Gary Herbert’s Energy Summit, which has recently gained the nickname of “Gary Herbert’s DIRTY Energy Summit”. Her cause: The first tar sands project in the United States, which to no one’s surprise, just so happens to be right here in the state of Utah in the heart of pristine wilderness land.
Many of the protestors at the “Clean Energy Now Rally” held in downtown Salt Lake City at the Salt Palace were outraged over the opening of Utah lands to Tar Sands, and touted signs while shouting down Governor Herbert and whom they referred to as his dirty energy industrial cronies.