08 Jun '11, 10pm

Yesterday, I hung out with some #TeaParty folks at an anti-climate protest in NYC. Nice people.

The Americans for Prosperity, the group credited with bringing the Tea Party to life, staged a small but noisy protest in downtown Manhattan today. Their target? The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an emissions trading system operated in 10 northeast states, from Maine to New Jersey. That state's governor, Chris Christie, just pulled out of the arrangement, largely to appease the Tea Party movement. I headed downtown to see what the ruckus was all about, and spoke to a number of the protesters about their thoughts on climate change: At one point, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain made an appearance, and spoke about his distaste for the system. The shaky clip above should give you a sense of the general attendance and tenor of the rally, right after he exited. It was what you'd presume: 30-40 folks, mostly older white men, who felt passionately that regulati...

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