COAL-FIRED CAPITOL; Protesters Turn Up the Heat on Congress
Byline: Lauren Whetzel and Elizabeth Hillgrove, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Thousands of demonstrators braved a late-winter snowstorm Monday to call attention to global warming and urge Congress to impose tougher limits on greenhouse gases.
The rally, sponsored by Capitol Climate Action, combined more than 90 climate activist groups from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, Canada and several other nations.
I am here to send the message loud and clear to Congress that we need to stop using coal as our primary source of energy, said Lauren Glickman, a coordinator for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. The Takoma Park group brought 250 members to the rally.
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Publication information: Article title: COAL-FIRED CAPITOL; Protesters Turn Up the Heat on Congress. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 3, 2009. Page number: A10. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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