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Coastal Protesters to Link Hands Against Spills

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - In a grass-roots movement inspired by the 1980s Hands Across America chain, people in 30 states and nearly a dozen countries plan to join hands later this month to
form symbolic barriers to protect coastlines from oil spills.

The "Hands Across The Sand" movement started in February in Florida, before the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster off Louisiana created America's worst oil spill.

On June 26, people will stand up and hold hands for 15 minutes to form human chains.

They will also pledge to take personal steps to conserve energy and let elected officials know they oppose offshore oil drilling. Nearly 70 events are planned in Florida and 30 in California, and one at a Colorado reservoir.

 

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