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Climate Activists Disrupt Congressional Baseball Game, Block NYC’s Citibank

HeadlineJun 13, 2024

In climate news, Capitol Police arrested eight climate activists Wednesday after they rushed the field at the annual Congressional Baseball Game in Washington, D.C. Ahead of the protest, the group Climate Defiance blasted game organizers for allowing Chevron to co-sponsor the event and noted Congress has failed to pass a single climate change bill this year.

This comes a day after police in New York arrested dozens of climate activists as they held a protest outside the headquarters of Citibank, which continues to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in the fossil fuel industry. Among those arrested was Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a senior scientist with the Science and Environmental Health Network.

Reporter: “Why are you getting arrested?”

Sandra Steingraber: “I’m a biologist. I’m not interested in writing eulogies for the species that I study. I’m a biologist.”

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