Monday, December 14, 2009

Protest Blackstone/Sithe in NY on Dec. 15, 2009

For Immediate Release

Event Contacts:
Rob Disney, Sierra Club, NV: (202) 415-5166

Lori Goodman, Diné CARE, NM: (970) 759-1908
Michele Burkett, Defend Our Deserts, NV (801) 557-8823
Mike Eisenfeld, San Juan Citizens Alliance, NM (505) 360-8994

Media Advisory for Tuesday, December 15, 2009 – 8:00 AM Eastern

Groups Gather at Blackstone to Protest
Proposed Coal Plants
SANTA: ‘Stephen Schwarzman Gets Coal in His Stocking’

Santa Claus and his elves will be out in front of the headquarters of the Blackstone Group to give CEO Stephen Schwarzman lumps of coal.


Stephen Schwarzman has been a very bad boy! The Blackstone Group owns 80% of Sithe Global, Inc. and is financing three large dirty coal burning power plants: Desert Rock on the Navajo Nation, Toquop Energy Station in Nevada, and the River Hill project in Pennsylvania. Investing in dirty outdated coal is foolish. Groups from communities who oppose these plants will deliver this message directly to Stephen Schwarzman in front of his building.

WHO: Activists with Diné CARE and San Juan Citizens Alliance from New Mexico, Defend Our Deserts from Nevada, and Sierra Club members from Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and New York.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 8:00 – 10:00 AM, Eastern

WHERE: On the street in front of Blackstone Group Headquarters, 345 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10154.

VISUALS: Activists dressed in Santa and Elf suits holding larger banners and handing out coal and postcards.

Other Information Sources:


Follow @blackstonecoal on Twitter: Live updates on the event & press conference!
Twitter hashtags: #blackstone #climatechange #coal #coalash #energy #nocoal,

Short Films: Community Battles to Stop Blackstone Coal Plants:
Four Corners in the Crosshairs
Nevada Fights for Clean Energy

Blackstone Coal Blackstone Group Coal
Coal ash Coal plant Energy
Steven Schwarzman


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