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Coal! The Musical, Coming To A Power Plant Near You

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From a press release just received from the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

A rally to Celebrate Coal! and Keep Energy Affordable will be
held in front of the Capitol Power Plant on Monday, March 2nd, from 1 to 3 PM,
the Competitive Enterprise Institute announced today.  Celebrate Coal!
and Keep Energy Affordable is designed to counter the negative
propaganda of Capitol Climate Protection’s protest scheduled for the same time
in a park near the Longworth and Rayburn House Office Buildings.

CEI has applied to the U. S. Capitol Police for a permit to
hold the rally in front of the Capitol Power Plant on the south side of E
Street, S. E., between South Capitol Street and New Jersey Avenue, S. E.  The
District of Columbia Metropolitan Police have also been notified that the rally
will be held on the north side of E Street if the Capitol Police deny the
permit.  The anti-coal protest group, Capitol Climate Protection, has apparently
not applied for a permit to protest around the Capitol Power Plant.

Hey, I'm all for celebrating coal--er, Coal!--but couldn't they have found a better location?

--Clay Risen

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