[climatematters] FW: News From the Stop Global Warming Virtual March

  • From: Leslie Coelho <lesliecoelho@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "climatematters@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <climatematters@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 09:17:09 +0000

I thought I'd forward this to you. Hope you find it informative
With all of the attention on the recent elections, you may have missed a story 
with serious implications for the future of our planet.
In Texas, the TXU Corporation plans to spend $10 billion to build 11 new dirty 
coal-fired power plants that will guarantee huge amounts of global warming 
emissions for decades to come. The company announced it is also considering 
major coal plant projects in the Northeast and Midwest. According to a recent 
New York Times article, opposition groups say "that TXU is embarking on its 
immense construction campaign without taking account of its role in an emerging 
environmental catastrophe." And the state of Texas is already the number one 
carbon emitter in the country. It appears that Governor Rick Perry is 
fast-tracking the permit process for TXU so that the plants can be built before 
federal laws will hopefully be put in place.
A growing number of Texas mayors are opposing the TXU proposal through the 
Texas Cities for Clean Air Coalition, including the mayors of Houston, Dallas, 
El Paso, Fort Worth, and over a dozen other cities state wide from both 
political parties. Conservative Republican Robert Cluck, the mayor of 
Arlington, is leading the charge on global warming in Texas -- concerned for 
the environmental impact but as a medical doctor also for the public health 
impacts of dirty coal.
Movie critic Roger Ebert said, "In 39 years, I have never written these words 
in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film." 
Buy two copies of "An Inconvenient Truth" and donate one to a school.  BUY DVD 
TAKE ACTION IN SCHOOLSTeachers and Students: To learn more ways to take action 
at your school, visit the new Classroom section of StopGlobalWarming.org 
By marching, you have taken the first step to be part of the movement to stop 
global warming. We are now over 517,000 marchers strong. The best way to grow 
the movement to stop global warming is to urge your friends and family to join 
the March too.  CLICK HERE to invite friends to join the March.
Keep Marching!
Laurie DavidFounderStopGlobalWarming.orgTo sign up for the Stop Global Warming 
Virtual March, please visit http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/ 
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