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The Energy 202: For one day in Washington, lobbyists and constituents were actually one in the same

Nov 20, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs


On Nov. 13, one week after Election Day, dozens of environmental protesters occupied the office of Nancy Pelosi. They were there - uninvited - to demand that the Democratic speaker-in-waiting take up a progressive climate agenda once she again holds the House gavel.

Elsewhere on Capitol Hill that same day, however, hundreds more activists were visiting other congressional offices, asking them to address climate change but with a notably softer t...