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June 18, 2010

Want Freedom from Oil? The Sierra Club Will Plant a Flag in D.C. for You

Freedom from oil As the massive oil slick continues to threaten the Gulf region's wildlife and economy, public outrage over the BP disaster is growing. If you're feeling frustrated too, consider participating in the Sierra Club's Freedom from Oil demonstration in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 30.

Don't live near the capital? Not a problem. Plant a virtual flag online, and the Sierra Club will plant a real flag on the National Mall to send a message to President Obama that we want a clean-energy future. More than 8,000 people have already taken action.

"President Obama recognizes that our dependence on oil has created all kinds of problems, most recently the horrible disaster we're watching unfold in the Gulf," says Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune. "Now we are asking the president to lay out a specific plan to move America beyond oil dependence over the next 20 years."

--Della Watson

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