Gore: Doubters Tried to Curb Live Earth

At the Washington leg of the Live Earth concert, Al Gore slammed what he called global warming doubters for trying to block the event’s Washington venue.

“Some who don’t understand what is now
at stake tried to stop this event on the Mall,” Gore said.

“But here we
are,” he said. “And it
wasn’t the cavalry who came to our rescue, it was the American Indian.”

In an incident reminiscent of the time when Interior Secretary James Watt denied a permit for the Beach Boys to perform on the Mall, the National Park Service turned down a request for the Live Earth concert to be staged there, saying that too many events have been booked there this week. And an effort to stage it on the steps of the Capitol was blocked by Senate Republicans, including Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, a global warming skeptic.

But the National Museum of the American Indian offered its space at the last minute.

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