Published June 24, 2009
Former Vice President Al Gore will meet with House Democrats Thursday to appeal to reluctant lawmakers to approve the controversial climate change bill on Friday, FOX News has learned.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is rolling the dice with her plan to lug the bill to the House floor without the full confidence that the legislation will pass.
Senior Democratic leaders are whipping and cajoling skeptical lawmakers to side with them to approve the measure that could have significant economic impact on the energy bills of many Americans and even drive up the price of food.
Gore is well-known for his environmental views. He's authored books on climate change and produced the Academy Award-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" in 2005.
House Democrats plan to meet with Gore at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Capitol.