The Latest On: Coal
Hundreds of people at an Earthjustice energy forum gave a standing ovation to Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius last week in Denver after hearing her tale of fighting off Big Coal so that Kansas could have a clean energy future.
Both Gov. Sebelius and Earthjustice presented their visions of what a national clean energy agenda might look like.
There was more hope than lamentation in a New York Times editorial when it concluded this about the Senate's recent failure to address climate change:
The country needs a new occupant in the White House.
We agree—Congress is not likely to take the necessary actions on climate change without strong White House leadership.
Fortunately, neither McCain nor Obama will take seven years to admit global warming even exists—as the current president did. Both of them pledge to aggressively take action on climate change.
We have just learned that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will appear June 26 in downtown Denver at an Earthjustice program to tell the story of how her bruising fight with coal power interests has helped create a national clean energy agenda. Seating is limited for the breakfast presentation, and reservations are recommended.
No matter what the president said Wednesday about his global warming commitment, many of America's governors aren't buying. Long ago they gave up hope of White House leadership on the subject and have taken matters into their own hands.