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“Sea of Students” to Urge Warner and Webb to Act on Climate and Clean Energy

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This looks like a great event by Repower America and the Alliance for Climate Protection. If you’re in Richmond, check it out!

Sea of Students to Urge Senators Warner and Webb to Act on Climate and Clean Energy

Virginia students ask senators to side with the American people instead of Big Oil interests

RICHMOND, Va.  – On Thursday, July 8, Virginia students and local leaders will hold a news conference urging Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb to work quickly to pass a comprehensive climate and clean energy policy this year.  As Congress goes into recess this week, these local representatives will remind Senators Warner and Webb that they have a clear and stark choice to make:  they can stand with Big Oil and delay action on our energy and climate challenges or stand with the American people and work to pass the real reforms our country wants and needs.   They need to make the best choice for Virginia.

In the wake of the Gulf Coast oil disaster, it is clear Americans want a clean energy and climate plan that will reduce pollution, invest in clean energy, create millions of jobs and enhance our national security. More than a year ago, the House took bold leadership in passing comprehensive legislation to put our country back in control of its energy future. Now is the time for our senators to get to work.

WHAT: News conference with students dressed in blue, representing their sea of support for clean energy

WHO: Local students, environment leaders, community leaders

WHEN: Thursday, July 8.  3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Outside of Senator Mark Warner’s office

                    919 E. Main St.

                    Richmond  23219