Over the past two weeks, starting June 20 in Scranton, Pa., And ending June 28 in Wilmington, Delaware, 20 affected grandparents and more from across the country, including West Virginia and Virginia , have completed the 2021 Walk for our grandchildren and Mother Earth.
They walked and occasionally drove from Scranton, the birthplace of President Joe Biden to Wilmington, his longtime home.
President Biden has taken positive steps to address the climate emergency, but his current proposals are still insufficient to address the scale of the crisis.
Along the route of our march, we encountered many supporters of many local fights against fossil fuel projects, such as pipelines, LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminals, and radioactive fracking waste sites. . We joined with those across the country who oppose large, destructive projects like Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 5, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the MVP Southgate, Jordan Cove and the Dakota Access Pipeline, which operates in defiance of a court order, embodying the renegade nature of the industry.
During the week, rallies were held in Scranton and various locations in Philadelphia.
We met with groups severely affected by the development of fossil fuels and other pollution in Easton, Chester, Marcus Hook and West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as groups in New Jersey and Delaware.