2012-04-02 "National Occupation of Washington Begins with Demonstration at the EPA; Protestors March on EPA Headquarters demanding environmental sustainability and the protection of federal agency whistle-blowers" from "Real News Network"
Environmental and social justice advocates marched on the federal headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, March 30th, kicking off the National Occupation of Washington, DC Campaign. Protestors called on the EPA to prioritize environmental protection and sustainability over corporate interests, safeguard the civil rights of agency employees, and protect whistleblowers from retaliation. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo is a former EPA employee who won a federal discrimination lawsuit against the agency and helped to pass the first federal legislation protecting whistleblowers. She helped organize Friday’s action and currently heads a coalition that seeks to protect employees from abusive and discriminatory behavior.