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Bill McKibben and 350.org are leading a road trip to return one of President Carter's original White House solar panels back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and encourage President Obama to put a new pair on the roof.
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Washington, DC — This morning, Bill McKibben and a team of students from Maine’s Unity College met with White House officials to urge them to install solar panels back on the White House roof.
The meeting came at the end of a four day road trip to return one of President Carter’s original solar panels back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The trip has attracted significant media coverage, including an oped by McKibben in today’s Washington Post.
Upon walking out of the meeting, McKibben reported:
“The White House said they wouldn’t take the panel and that they would continue with their deliberative process in deciding to put solar back on the roof. We passed along the wish of the tens of thousands of people that the Administration would speed up their deliberative process; in any event, we’re actually done deliberating and our supporters are ready to get to work on their own homes, schools and churches on 10/10/10.”
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