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Anti-Coal Heroes Win An Awkwardly Timed Victory

Almost 2500 people were planning to risk arrest last week outside the Capitol Power Plant, the heavily symbolic coal-burning plant that provides juice to Congress. Only…soon it won’t be burning coal anymore. Awkward! Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent thefollowing letter today to the Acting Architect of the Capitol, StephenT. Ayers, asking that the Capitol Power Plant (CPP) use 100 percentnatural gas for its operations. 

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Almost 2500 people were planning to risk arrest last week outside the Capitol Power Plant, the heavily symbolic coal-burning plant that provides juice to Congress. Only…soon it won’t be burning coal anymore. Awkward!

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Anya Kamenetz is the author of Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006) and DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, (Chelsea Green, 2010). Her 2011 ebook The Edupunks’ Guide was funded by the Gates Foundation

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