When: Monday May 29 at 3pm
Where: Vance Monument, Downtown Asheville
Smoky Mountain Eco-Defense will be holding a protest against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline this Memorial Day in honor of Jim Marker. Jim was a father, veteran, water protector, humanitarian and dedicated environmentalist who was killed by police in Florida on February 26 after he successfully decommissioned several pieces of construction equipment for the Sabal Trail Pipeline. After initially claiming he fired at police, law enforcement has since backed down on this lie and is now refusing to release dash cam footage of Jim’s death. Duke Energy is behind both the Sabal Trail Pipeline in FL and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline which threatens our mountains, farms, and wetlands from West Virginia to North Carolina.
If built the ACP would destroy thousands of acres of fields and forests and escalate the climate crisis with the massive daily deliveries of fracked gas to Duke Energy’s gas power plants in the Carolina’s and beyond.
Join us in honoring the life of Jim Marker by protesting Duke Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline this Memorial Day. Kill Pipelines not People!
Bring signs, banners, and friends!
To learn more about Jim’ life follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the page