Long time activists and respected members of the environmental community risk arrest by shuting down one of the gates of the Capitol Coal Plant. (l-r) Wendell Barry, Terry Tempest Williams, Bill McKibben, James Hansen. 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).