The Washington Public Interest Research Group (WashPIRG) is sponsoring UW’s Earth Day event tomorrow, on the HUB lawn, from noon to 3 p.m. Groups will have information booths and various activities demonstrating their purposes. Siesta Tonight will play at 12:30.
Speakers include representatives from the Green Party, Washington Wilderness Coalition, WashPIRG, Heart of America, Washington Citizens for Handgun Safety, ASUW Vice President Jasper MacSlarrow, Students for Washington’s Future and the UW Greens. A speaker from Heart of America will talk on Hanford’s Fast Flux Test Facility reactor, which Hanford intends to reopen for tritium production. Heart of America members will be gathering signatures in support of keeping Hanford closed.The Sierra Club will have postcards for signature to send to President Bill Clinton and Gov. Gary Locke concerning anti-environmental House Bills 2050, 2054 and 1866. (HB2050 would allow more drilling for wells and HB2054 will establish a watershed planning process that would affect in- and out-of-stream interests. Under this bill, permits would not be required for wells that handle less than 5,000 gallons of water per day. HB1866 would loosen environmental regulation of corporations.)