New Climate Coalition Launches


Unions, environmentalists, hunters, farmers, veterans, and religious groups launched a major new campaign on Tuesday to push for congressional action on global warming this year.

…The coalition, called Clean Energy Works, hopes to muscle a climate and energy bill through Congress, despite skepticism from coal and manufacturing state Democrats.

The new coalition plans to target 28 midwestern, western and southern states with hundreds of field workers, a lobbying campaign, and television, radio, and Internet advertising. More than sixty organizations have joined the group, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the League of Rural Voters, and Service Employees International Union.