from East Liverpool, Ohio, are determined to tell the nation that Al
Gore was blowing smoke in 1992.
That's when Gore was campaigning for vice president and promised
to shut down a Waste Technologies Industries hazardous waste
incinerator in the Ohio River town.
The incinerator is still burning hot, and so are the
So hot, in fact, that they have been working the crowds outside
the convention looking for someone willing to turn over a pass to
get inside the building, according to Alonzo Spencer, one of the
Spencer is still in East Liverpool, but he is communicating with
Terri Swearingen, another leader, who is in Los Angeles and has
organized WTI opponents from California and some Greenpeace members.
Some managed to obtain credentials and get into the observers'
balcony on Monday, but they were not able to show any signs or make
any statements, Spencer said.
-- DOUG OPLINGER