The past few days have seen a surge in activity against the CPV Power Plant out here in Orange County NY. Thursday the 21st kicked it off with a court appearance for the “Wawayanda Six” related to their blockade of the entrance to the CPV construction site on Route 6 this past December.
For the 22nd, Earth Day, residents and allies organized a special picket at the power Plant site, as well as a video message to Cuomo to stop the project. Later that evening, a creative group of CPV opponents gathered to put the final touches on some political theater being planned for Saturday the 23rd after the normal picket every saturday 11-12pm.
About 35 people gathered early Saturday, starting at 10am, and held signs for passerbys, shared stories and plans, while putting wedding decorations on their cars and figuring out logistics for at least a dozen cars for the Wedding caravan to Middletown at Thrall Park.
The wedding of CPV Power Plant & Local Politicians was captured on live stream and can be watched on the HVEF! facebook
After the ceremony, the lively reception was surrounded with sounds of African Drummers, food for all and networking and conversations about next steps for stopping the plant.It was a beautiful day and a great way to round out the past few days of growing the movement to stop CPV. While, this plant is very serious and an urgent threat already underway, our response should be both militant and fun. Our creative juices are flowing and this is just the beginning of a new phase in the struggle. CPV, Millennium and others complicit in this project should expect continued resistance, confrontation and pressure to drop the project and fuck off!