Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Thursday Coal protest on the Capitol lawn

WHAT: Press conference protesting dangerous “coal-to-liquid” legislation and calling on Senator Barack Obama and Senate leaders to show leadership on global warming

WHEN: Thursday, June 14 @ 11:00 AM

WHERE: Lower Senate Park, north side of Capitol Building, near the intersection of Louisiana Avenue NW and D Street NW. Call 202-997-2466 or 973-460-1458 for directions.

WHO: Initiated by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and the U.S. Climate Emergency Council

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Dozens of activists will dump one ton of raw coal on the U.S. Capitol lawn Thursday to protest Senator Barack Obama’s support for a disastrous coal-to-liquid bill. Representatives of climate and environmental groups will join forces on Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 a.m. in Lower Senate Park on Capitol Hill to call for Sen. Obama and others who say they oppose global warming to drop their support for “coal-to-liquid” legislation being debated in the Senate.