Tales From Toxic America

Grassroots Environmentalists Visit Washington, DC to shout: "Al Gore, Read Your Book!"

On weekends, the Crystal City Marriott on the rim of Washington, DC turns into a hive of conventioneers. This past May, it is asphalt makers and nurses who have come to dine among tropical plants in the balcony restaurants, ride the escalators under the skylights and meet in the beige caverns of the conference halls.