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Environmentalists Put Heat on Capitol

Protesters gather at plant that heats, cools Capitol

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

    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.