Rallying on Behalf of Energy, Jobs, Economic Growth

By August 19, 2009Energy, Global Warming

From The Houston Chronicle, “Energy workers rally against climate plan“:

Local energy workers jammed a downtown Houston theater today to protest climate change legislation that the U.S. Senate will take up in the coming weeks.

The Energy Citizens rally, promoted by some major energy companies and business organizations as well as the Greater Houston Partnership, is the first of several such events planned in 19 states in the coming weeks.

About 3,500 people, or 1,500 more than expected, filed into the facility, many donning yellow T-shirts that were being handed out that read “I’m an energy citizen.” Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr. was the keynote speaker.

Good thorough coverage. We’d bet there were people other then energy workers in attendance, though.

And here’s a good account of the rally from API’s Jane Van Ryan. More at the Energy Citizens site.

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