JUST SAW YOU ON NEWS CHANNEL 8, TWO MINUTES AGO :)
AND ACTRESS DARRYL HANNAH. ON THE COAL BURNING ISSUE!
WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 clean-energy activists converged at a coal-fired power plant on Capitol Hill on Monday for a protest they billed as the largest display of civil disobedience on the climate crisis in U.S. history.
Willing to be arrested for their cause, they encircled and blocked entrances to the plant, which powers the U.S. Capitol and House and Senate office buildings.
But this particular plant may be the least of the protesters' worries.
Less than a week before the rally, congressional leaders requested the plant's full conversion to natural gas. Organizers were taking credit.
"There are no gifts in this world," said Vermont author and environmentalist Bill McKibben told a cheering crowd. "There is only organizing and movements and people doing what it takes to make change happen and that's what we're doing."
http:// www .usatoday.com/ tech /science/environment/2009-03-02-global-warming-protest_N.htm