Earlier today in Europe, more than 100 Greenpeace activists from around the world occupied four coal-fired power stations across Italy, demanding that G8 Heads of State take leadership on climate change. The sites included the country's largest single source of CO2 emissions, a power plant in Brindisi, where activists blocked the coal conveyer belts and prevented coal from going into the plant.
The G8 heads of state must break the deadlock in the climate negotiations and stop blaming developing countries for their own inadequate climate policies," said Greenpeace USA Executive Director, Phil Radford, on site at the G8 meeting in L'Aquila, Italy.
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