Anti-Coal Day on Capitol Hill

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Published: May 20th, 2010

This weekend, twelve thousand students converged on Washington demanding the U.S. lead the world with a cleaner, greener, and more innovative energy policy. Powershift 09 attracted double the numbers of its 07 convention. All day long, students filled the halls of Congress lobbying their elected officials to fight global warming. Meanwhile, a parallel protest called the Capitol Climate Action was taking place out in the streets. Thousands marched to the Capitol Power Plant (owned by Congress) demanding that it convert from coal to natural gas. Activists like writer Bill McKibben, poet Wendell Berry, and NASA scientist James Hansen—who all risked arrest to make their point—hailed the days activities as the kickoff for a year of worldwide mobilizations leading to the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December.

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  1. 1. 67tr876
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    save are plants LOL …
    save are plants LOL what did she just say LOL btw global warming is FAKE

  2. 2. GaunletofDestruction
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    So much for climate …
    So much for climate change. Look at all that snow on the ground! Florida has recently had the coldest weather it has ever had in 20 years. Coal will still be burned in America and around the world for hundreds of years until it all runs out.

  3. 3. Letsgoherd3008
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    WV YAY im in upshur …
    WV YAY im in upshur…. buckhannon

  4. 4. showaltermicro
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    If you find a Navy …
    If you find a Navy guy (SUB only) ask him how high C02 got to be on that SUB at times. Way higher then the 385 ppm of today.

  5. 5. showaltermicro
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    This was a joke, Im …
    This was a joke, Im warm here in WV, 99% coal powered.

  6. 6. Letsgoherd3008
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Im warm my power …
    Im warm my power plant buns coal :)

  7. 7. showaltermicro
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Im cold, my …
    Im cold, my windmill stopped working.

  8. 8. JenkemJunkie
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I can’t wait until …
    I can’t wait until their very own communist overlords ship them off to the gulags for some minor thought crime. If they actually taught children things like history and science nowadays instead of a curriculum of indoctrination, they would realize what a terrible mistake they are in the process of making; it’s already happened before several times, with horrifying results.

  9. 9. sonukem
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    haha protestors are …
    haha protestors are so FOS… Coal gives people jobs here in the US, and powers the US… what are your alternatives and don’t say wind, cause no one wants one of those big white things in their back yard, ask North Dakota, everyone supports wind until they want to put one in their back yard.

  10. 10. htollive
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    everything …
    everything politicians tell them

  11. 11. htollive
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    The world would be …
    The world would be better off if people started thinking before they started believeing

  12. 12. gamoonbat
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    It is time to shift …
    It is time to shift power away from the likes of those whose comments appear below.

  13. 13. Mikedabuh
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Where is the proof …
    Where is the proof of global warming??

  14. 14. Mikedabuh
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Rather then …
    Rather then believing what they see and have experienced . . . they choose to give into the fear mongering of the government. Im tired of this. People need to think before they act.

  15. 15. sonatime
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    great to see …
    great to see activism, but this green shift is very much force fed to us as a distraction and it will be a new burden on the people

  16. 16. gredma
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    yay!
    yay!

  17. 17. magnusea
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    This reminds me of …
    This reminds me of South Park

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