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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:14 PM
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Green groups open 'climate war room'

Green groups open 'climate war room'

Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen Jim Vandehei, Mike Allen Mon Sep 21, 6:00 am ET

The cap-and-trade movement, spooked by the pounding health care reform took over the August break, is scrambling to persuade nervous Democrats they wont suffer politically for taking another tough vote this year.

When you get your butt kicked, like we did , it focuses the mind, said Steve Cochran, director of the Environmental Defense Funds National Climate Campaign. We found out that this is not something to hide from but something to lean on even in places where coal is king and Blue Dogs were perceived to be running for cover.

Climate bill supporters say they have spent the summer building precisely the kind of grass-roots network that health care didnt have, with grass-roots operations in more than 20 states.

A climate war room funded by more than 60 labor, business, faith, agriculture and environmental groups has been set up to coordinate ad dollars and communications.

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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:46 AM
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1. Some mild irony given that we may soon see real wars as a result of climate change
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 06:46 AM by Viking12
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