Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Power Plant Protesters

Dallas Morning News:

Merrill Lynch & Co., the world's third-largest securities firm, is drawing the scorn of global-warming activists for its role in financing TXU Corp.'s $10 billion plan to build 11 coal-fueled power plants in Texas.

More than a dozen demonstrators costumed as Wall Street financiers - black dress coats, white spats, top hats fashioned from cardboard - congregated outside the entrance to the company's New York City headquarters Tuesday morning and handed leaflets to employees arriving for work. "Merrill Lynch - Banking on Climate Destruction," the leaflets said.