Greens protest at local petrol station
Campaigners to urge motorists to boycott Esso
Campaigners assembled outside the Esso station near Chiswick Flyover as part of a widespread protest against the global oil giant. The protest took place on Saturday the 27th November. Members of West London Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth asked drivers to join the one million Britons who they say are already boycotting the company.
West London Greenpeace say that global climate change should be a particular issue for the people of Chiswick as proximity to the Thames means that extreme flooding is likely to become more common.
A spokesperson said, "Esso has done more than any other company to keep the United States hooked on oil, fuelling George Bush’s war and causing global warming. They have run a 10-year dirty tricks campaign against action that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and American oil addiction."
The campaign against Esso was launched by Greenpeace and other groups in response to the US Government's attitude tothe international climate treaty, the Kyoto Protocol. They blame Esso for the ditching of the treaty.
November 28, 2004