Current campaigns and projects worthy of our immediate support and action include, but are not limited to the following:
– supporting a ‘clean air’ initiative
– developing a water-conservation plan
– developing renewable energy and a clean-energy economy through a carbon fee & dividend
– developing healthy, sustainable communities
MESA members align with other activists & groups who support clean air, clean water and the action goals listed above. The Utah Clean Air Alliance is one of those groups. Check out their website at http://www.utahcleanairalliance.org/ and their FB page.
Tar Sands Action
On March 2013 MESA members including Leadership Committee co-chairs Charles Nuckolls and Ty Markham participated in a demonstration organized by Utah Tar Sands Resistance and other groups to protest Chevron’s role in promoting environmentally destructive tar sands development in Utah. Processing of the heavy tar sands oil at the Chevron refinery in Salt Lake City will further deteriorate the city’s already toxic and unsafe air quality.
March 23, 2013
The newly born Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance made its public debut at the gates of the Chevron Refinery in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 23, 2013. Alliance spokesperson, Torrey resident and business owner Ty Markham spoke on behalf of the new group.
For more photos of the event, see the March 23 Tar Sands Action Photo Gallery
Photos and video by Ray Wheeler
November 19, 2013:
MESA supported the rally in Salt Lake City to “Expose The TPP” (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement held at the location of secretive negotiations between multinational corporate trade specialists and the governmental trade negotiators from 13 nations, including the USA, Australia, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Japan and Vietnam. (See news- video of the protest here http://www.kutv.com/news/features/local/stories/vid_5268.shtml and in-depth coverage of one of the rallies in the SLC Weekly Newspaper http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/article-77-18432-protesters-say-tpp-meetings-stink-of-global-corporate-takeover.html)