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Yesterday's climate-legislation rally not so spontaneous

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Arguments continue about just how grassroots

protests against healthcare reform like a recent shoutfest at an Ed Perlmutter event

really are. But such displays of disaffection are positively organic in comparison with the rally about climate legislation that took place yesterday in Greeley.

The Greeley Tribune reports

that hundreds of locals raised their voices in unison against a U.S. House-passed bill that would cap greenhouse gas emissions. But the event was promoted by

EnergyCitizens.org

, a creation of the

American Petroleum Institute

that's staging demonstrations like the Greeley bash all over the country. A video from a kick-off rally in Houston can be viewed above. Looks like an impromptu uprising to me.

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