08 June 2009

clean energy petition from MoveOn.org:

fellow dumpsters,

please consider signing this petition and making a contribution to MoveOn.org. they really need our help in holding "fierce advocate's" feet to the fire on more than just glbt issuees!!!

here's the skinny from MoveOn.org:

It's 2009. Democrats have ample majorities in both houses of Congress. President Obama campaigned on the promise to tackle climate change and boost our economy by investing in clean energy.

So why on earth is Congress considering an energy bill that:

  • Would weaken current law, repealing President Obama's authority to crack down on dirty power plants,1 and
  • Doesn't actually require the creation of new solar or wind power? (The Union of Concerned Scientists has concluded that the clean energy standards won't make power companies produce more clean energy than is already in the works.)2

Why? Because Big Oil and Coal have teamed up with conservatives in both parties, and they've been successful in weakening the bill.

These are major flaws, but the bill has a lot of really good provisions, too. The key thing is that Congress can still strengthen it—if there's a public outcry. But we don't have much time: Congress is expected to vote on this bill in less than three weeks.

Can you sign this petition to Representative Michael McCaul today? Eighty thousand MoveOn members have already signed. We need to double the number of signatures by Wednesday—that means we need 3 more signatures in New Ulm. MoveOn members will personally deliver this petition to many congressional offices the next day.

click here for the petition linky-dink.

you don't have to live in mike mccaul's (r-clear channel) TX-10 congressional district to play...that's just the way the targeted e-mails come to me.

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