Earth Quaker Action http://wesa.fm en Earth Quaker Action Team Back in Pittsburgh to Protest PNC http://wesa.fm/post/earth-quaker-action-team-back-pittsburgh-protest-pnc <p>The Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) returned to PNC branches Monday to again protest the bank’s investments in mountaintop removal mining.</p><p>Last April EQAT <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/quakers-bring-pnc-shareholder-meeting-early-end">protested</a> at a PNC shareholder meeting in Pittsburgh to the point that the company’s chairman and CEO had to shut down the gathering.</p><p>Mountaintop mining involves removing mountaintops to expose coal, excavating the upper and lower layers of coal with remains placed in piles, and then re-grading and re-vegetating the site.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:59:21 +0000 Tim Camerato 18467 at http://wesa.fm Quaker Group to Protest PNC Mining Investments http://wesa.fm/post/quaker-group-protest-pnc-mining-investments <p>The Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) is coming to Pittsburgh once again to challenge PNC’s financing of mountaintop mining.<br><br>The group made headlines last year as members set out on a 17-day walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to protest during the annual shareholders meeting.<br><br>While they’re not walking this year, EQAT will be protesting at Tuesday’s meeting.<br> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:12:23 +0000 Tim Camerato 8277 at http://wesa.fm Earth Quaker Action Takes Direct Action Against PNC http://wesa.fm/post/earth-quaker-action-takes-direct-action-against-pnc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The mission of the Earth Quaker Action Team, also known as </span><a href="http://eqat.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">EQAT,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is to call attention to PNC Bank’s financial funding of coal companies engaging in mountain top removal coal mining. Last year they set out on a two-hundred mile walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to protest at a PNC shareholders meeting. This year </span>EQAT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Board Member </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Ingrid Lakey</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is back in Pittsburgh, she talks with us about the actions they would like PNC's new CEO to take.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 06:59:00 +0000 Heather McClain 8167 at http://wesa.fm Earth Quaker Action Takes Direct Action Against PNC