Friday, March 30, 2007
Live Earth Shut Out of Tourist D.C.
Live Earth has been shut out of Washington, DC, thanks in part to Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) who has called global warming "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." The Senator objected to "having any events on the Capitol grounds that are either highly partisan or politically controversial - and the proposed Gore concert is both."
The event is scheduled to take place on July 7 (7/7/07), and is planned to have an event on all seven continents, including Antarctica. While Al Gore and other organizers proposed the Live Earth concert event, featuring Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi and others, on Washington's National Mall, it doesn't look like the political/tourist area of DC is any longer an option.