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Monday, March 02, 2009

Protesting Global Warming Today in Washington D.C.

One has to thing God has a sense of humor. Two contrasting stories in the news about sums it up.

Climate concerns spur power plant protest
By Jordy Yager
Posted: 03/02/09 06:53 AM [ET]
Several thousand people are expected to descend on the Capitol Power Plant (CPP) Monday afternoon to protest its continued use of coal.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who last week requested the plant shift to use the more environmentally-friendly natural gas, is planning to hold a press conference of her own Monday morning in support of discontinuing coal use at the plant.

The protest was organized by environmental groups like Greenpeace and the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) who have battled with lawmakers from coal producing states such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.).

"The more than 2,500 people coming to Washington to call for a solution to the climate crisis and (put) an end to the use of coal are still coming because the climate is still in crisis and coal is still driving that crisis," said Michael Brune, executive director of the RAN.

The counter protest...

Storm dumps up to 10 inches of snow
Transportation officials keep close watch on first major system of season
Joseph Weber (Contact)
Monday, March 2, 2009

The District had received roughly 3 inches and was expected to get 1 or 2 more before the powerful, late-winter storm moved into the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service.


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