Painting Supplies for the Capitol Coal Action. On March 2, 2009, thousands of protestors marched on the Capitol Coal Plant in Washington, D.C. The protestors were calling for clean renewable energy future. Two days before the planned protest, the US government announced that the plant would be converted to Natural Gas. Organizers cited this news as a partial, but incomplete victory - as Natural Gas is still a fossil fuel - and vowed to take on coal plants across the country. (©Robert vanWaarden).