|Casey and Gene at Peace Arch Park, Blaine, WA|
Hundreds of people from both sides of the Canada-U.S. border - including Casey and his Veterans For Peace dad - converged at Peace Arch Park in Blaine, Washington for an international climate change rally on Saturday.
Several members of the VFP-111 chapter joined hundreds of environmentalists, First Nations, and scientists that had arrived at the park from all over the Northwest to protest coal, oil and liquefied natural gas projects happening in B.C. and Washington State that they say are fueling climate change. The VFP campaign points to the US military as the largest fossil-fuel polluter in the world.
The rally came on the eve of the People's Climate March in New York City, said to be the largest climate action rally in history. Veteran For Peace members from many other cities in the United States are joining activists from around the world, including London, Paris, Rio and Vancouver, demanding environmental justice and alternative energy on this largest climate change day of action in decades.