"Green Groups Fight to Keep EPA's Power Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions"

"Environmental activists this week are stepping up a battle to protect U.S. EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, staging demonstrations and lobbying lawmakers at their local offices.

Carrying signs with slogans like "Fight Climate Change Now" and "We Can't Wait for Climate Action," members of the coalition 1Sky already have rallied outside the regional offices of 10 senators and seven House members. They plan to visit at least three more senators' offices this week.

Calling their effort "the storm," 1Sky protesters don rain gear to symbolize weather changes that scientists predict climate change will bring.

The Sierra Club, meanwhile, is targeting about 40 House members with phone calls and office visits."

Anne C. Mulkern reports for Greenwire April 6, 2010.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010