Saturday, September 11, 2010

Riptonite to the White House

Ripton local Bill McKibben made his way to the White House this week.

He and a group brought solar panels from the Carter administration, which had once adorned that presidency's White House. Bill's idea was for the Obama team to accept them back.

Unfortunately, "mid-level officials" decided not to embrace the idea.
After the meeting, Mr. McKibben, speaking by cellphone from the
sidewalk outside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White
House, said: “They refused to take the Carter-era panel that we brought with us
and said they would continue their deliberative process to figure out what is
appropriate for the White House someday. I told them it would be nice to
deliberate as fast as possible, since that is the rate at which the planet’s
climate is deteriorating.”

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