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Google is taking some serious flak from environmentalists over its recent fundraiser for Sen. James Inhofe (R-OKla.), climate denier extraordinaire. Today, protesters are convening in Mountainview to, as a press release from the climate change activist group 350.org put it, "raise awareness among Google's environmentally-minded and science-oriented employees and management of their company's fundraising for one of the most prominent climate change deniers in the country." We thought we'd take a trip down to check it out:
Google denied petitions and suggested demonstrators submit a business proposal instead, said Brad Johnson of @ForecastFacts.— Brett Brownell (@BrettBrownell) July 24, 2013
Brad Johnson (@climatebrad) of Forecast the Facts says Google rejected the petitions and suggested they submit a business proposal instead. Johnson says they will next see what members want to do. "This is not over," he said following this video. Watch:
Google security guard tells protesters that one lucky protester will be allowed to enter the google campus: pic.twitter.com/247IFoZWtp— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013
"Quick, before security makes us move." Protesters pose by a Google sign: pic.twitter.com/1VAazercqs— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013
Sophia, age 7: pic.twitter.com/snr7NpiIm7— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013
Maya, 9, on why she's protesting here at the Google campus: http://t.co/WJKwOQB8TS— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013
Demonstrator Bruce Jones from Climate Reality Project says Googlers are high fiving him as they pass by on their Google bikes. #Inhofe— Brett Brownell (@BrettBrownell) July 24, 2013
Bruce Jones' (@BMcCJ) message to Google:
Maya, 9, dad Glenn, and her neighbor Eileen. "We like Google as long as they don't fund Inhofe," says Maya. pic.twitter.com/rwQKnXwu5R— Kiera Butler (@kieraevebutler) July 24, 2013