Environmentalists Put Heat on Capitol

Protesters gather at plant that heats, cools Capitol

Monday, Mar 2, 2009  |  Updated 3:51 PM EDT
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Environmentalists Put Heat on Capitol

Activists protest at the plant that contributes to a third of the Capitol's greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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