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  •  This is such a key fight. How much will we limit (1+ / 0-)
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    CO2 from existing plants, and how fast?  How far will the original EPA proposals go, and how much will industry be able to undermine them?  There's an almost exhilarating sense of coming to a key point of conflict that it's taken way too long to get to.  BUt it's scary as the devil too, because its the beginning of really testing the will of the administration and the will of the country, the level of willingness to face the difficulties and changes that dealing with climate change is going to take.  How ready is the general population to actually insist on, and pay the price for, change?

    The Bill McKibben march in New York in September is going to become one very important "public comment" and measure of where the country stands.  We need a massive turnout to let the political class know that the times they are a -changin', people are waking up, and kowtowing to the petroleum industries is not going to remaiin a good career move for much longer.

    It's going to be a hell of a fight; and we better channel some of that energy into getting good turnout for the midterms, so that Obama can get some climate change legislation passed in these last two years.  We need ithat progress desperately.

    --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

    by Fiona West on Tue May 27, 2014 at 04:39:58 PM PDT

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