Saturday, April 14, 2007

D.C. Climate Rally

Today was a National Day of Climate Action, marked by events in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The D.C. event was held in from of the Capitol reflecting pool at 3rd Street NW. Speakers for the event included D.C. Councilmembers Phil Mendelson (D - At-Large) and Mary Cheh (D - Ward 3). Cheh and Mendelson support legislation to impose new standards for energy efficiency and emission reductions within Washington, D.C. Two bills are pending before the D.C. Council:

They also discussed some regional initiatives for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. It seems that our local representatives are working on solutions to the problem. Most other speakers discussed legislation pending before Congress, the main subject of last month's rally.

Here are a few photographs from today's event.

Mary Cheh

Phil Mendelson

The local LaRouche people. Yes, that sign does say what you think it says.

Ring-billed Gull

Dogwood at the Capitol