Earth Quaker Action Team 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 Quakers Bring PNC Shareholder Meeting to Early End http://wesa.fm/post/quakers-bring-pnc-shareholder-meeting-early-end <p>A protest by a group know best for its pacifist views disrupted a PNC shareholder meeting in Pittsburgh Tuesday to the point that the company’s chairman and CEO had to shut down the gathering.&nbsp;</p><p>For three years the Earth Quaker Action Team has been protesting the financial institution’s involvement in the practice of collecting coal through a process known as mountaintop removal.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:45:33 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 8350 at http://wesa.fm Quakers Bring PNC Shareholder Meeting to Early End