Celebrate Coal! Rally Announced for Monday

Demonstration Will Counter Negative Propaganda of Capitol Power Plant Protesters

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 SE, between South Capitol Street and New Jersey Avenue SE. 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.

“The goal of Celebrate Coal! is to publicize the colossal benefits of coal-fired power and the need for access to affordable energy. If the anti-coal zealots are allowed to prevail politically, electric rates will skyrocket for most Americans and many jobs will be lost in energy-intensive industries as a result of higher power prices,” said Myron Ebell, Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy at CEI and one of the event’s organizers.

CEI invites supporters of affordable energy to attend the rally to Celebrate Coal! and Keep Energy Affordable.  For further information, contact Myron Ebell at [email protected] or (202) 320-6685 (cell phone).

When: 1-3 PM, Monday, March 2nd
Where: E Street SE, between South Capitol Street and New Jersey Avenue SE

Transit directions: Capitol South on the Orange and Blue Lines. From the Metro Station exit at C Street and First Street SE, walk two blocks south on First Street (away from the House Office Buildings and Capitol), then turn right on to E Street, S. E. and walk one block west, then cross New Jersey Ave SE. The rally will be on the south side or the north side of the street.