Where do I even begin?
In advance of our activities in Ohio, our America’s Power vans have
been working their way to the Buckeye State, spreading the message
about American coal along the way.
Some of us spent Tuesday in Wichita, Kansas, where we handed out
packets to the city’s Chamber of Commerce and chatted up the editorial
staff at the Wichita Eagle and Wichita Business Journal.
Meanwhile, one of our vans was in Salt Lake City, where we talked to a
local news reporter in front of the state capitol building (see above
photo). We also visited with students at the University of Utah,
including the staff at the school newspaper, The Chronicle.
From there, we stopped in Brighton, Colo., to meet with a reporter at the Brighton Blade. Then we headed to Commerce City, Colo., to meet with Norm Union of the Commerce City Beacon. He asked us for a shirt, and we left him with information on clean coal.
In Denver, we handed out information to about 60 people in front of the
capitol building and the Denver Mint. We also stopped by the Colorado
State University campus and handed out t-shirts and talked to about 80
students. We also visited with Jared from the student radio station.
While all of this was happening, we had another America’s Power van
working its way through Virginia. It stopped in Richmond before
traveling 200 miles to Roanoke, making stops in Waynesboro and Stauton.
Reporters were interested in the van (see above), and we did an interview with Kathy Still of the Bristol Herald Courier and Velden Hill of WWVA-TV, the local NBC affiliate. The TV interview will air tonight.
By the way, near Wytheville, Va., the interstate highway system
presented us with what appears to be a geographic impossibility.
Whether through a polar anomaly or an actual rip in the space-time
continuum, we suddenly found ourselves traveling both north and south
at the same time. Take a look: