RALLY FOR CLEAN ENERGY JOIN THE SIERRA CLUB, CCAN & OTHERS VIRGINIA?S CHANCE TO ADDRESS GLOBAL WARMING IS NOW! WHEN: Monday, February 19, 11:00 -12:00 noon WHERE: Bell Tower, Capitol Square, Richmond LOCATION: The Bell Tower is on State Capitol grounds, near the intersection of 9th and Franklin Streets in downtown Richmond WHO: Sierra Club, Piedmont Environmental Council, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Virginia Conservation Network, and other conservation and consumer organizations WHAT: Dominion Power is pushing an energy plan through the Virginia General Assembly that would ?re-regulate? the electric utility industry. Their plan would give rate increases to electric companies in exchange for the construction of new coal-fired power plants. The two bills, HB 3068 and SB 1416, do not address energy conservation and efficiency, and only provide token incentives for renewable energy. If Dominion Power?s plan passes, your electric bills will go up, and electric companies will build more power plants which contribute to global warming. PHONES NEED TO BE RINGING: Contact your legislators to let them know you oppose HB 3068 and SB 1416. To find your legislator, enter the following link: http://conview.state.va.us/whosmy.nsf/main?openform Also, you may leave a message at the Constituent Hotline: 1-800-889-0229. HB 3068: Open to the public. Join us at the General Assembly after the rally at approximately 2:00 p.m. to attend the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor meeting, Room B SB 1416: Open to the public. At 8:30 a.m., February 19, the House Committee on Commerce and Labor will meet to vote on this bill in House Room D of the General Assembly Building. PARKING: February 19 is Presidents? Day, a federal holiday. Street parking should be free. For more information: Michael Town, 804-225-9113, michael.town@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx or Tyla Matteson, 804-275-6476, tmatteson1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.