1Sky calls for action on climate in wake of oil spill

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The Gulf of Mexico oil spill turned into a political rallying cry yesterday as groups eager to see Congress pass climate legislation pointed to the disaster.

"The public finally gets the consequences of the current system," said Alex Posorske, field and communications manager for 1Sky, a coalition of environmental groups, businesses, religious groups, health organizations, social justice and military leaders and others. "When you've got what's threatening to be potentially the biggest [U.S.] ecological disaster ... that tends to wake people up a little."

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