Environmentalists Put Heat on Capitol
Protesters gather at plant that heats, cools Capitol
Activists protest at the plant that contributes to a third of the Capitol's greenhouse gas emissions.
Updated at 3:51 PM EST on Monday, Mar 2, 2009
WASHINGTON – Hundreds of environmental activists were expected to protest on Monday at the plant that heats and cools the Capitol.
The protesters want Congress to pass a bill reducing greenhouse gasses.
Despite attempts by Congress to clean it up, the 99-year-old plant sill burns coal. The plant also accounts for a third of the legislative branch’s greenhouse gas emissions.
James Hansen, a NASA scientist, is expected to attend. Hanson first testified before Congress about the perils of global warming in 1988.
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