House Debating Climate and Energy Legislation Right Now

Kate Sheppard from Grist is Tweeting the heck out of the climate bill debate on the floor of the House of Representatives today (218 votes and counting). Barbara Boxer, who is working on the Senate version of this bill, yesterday reminded sustainable transport advocates that this is probably going to be their only chance in the next 18 months to get something done in Congress.

And Al Gore and the folks at Repower America say call your U.S. Representative today because you can be sure the guys from the coal industry have made their calls. Here’s Al…

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