Tell your Senators: Swiftly pass a comprehensive climate-energy bill
In the wake of BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama has renewed and redoubled his call for comprehensive climate and energy legislation. In addition to cleaning up the damage from the spill, the president knows we must prevent future disasters by finally ending our dependence on fossil fuels and building a safe, clean-energy future for America.
Now, we must help him and Congress turn his words into the change we need.
The House of Representatives has already passed climate and energy legislation, approving the American Clean Energy and Security Act in 2009. But the Senate continues to drag its feet, putting our economy, families and communities, national security, and environment at ever greater risk.
The U.S. Senate must join the president and the House by passing comprehensive climate and energy legislation. This legislation must include clean-energy investments that maximize opportunities for quality job creation, specifically for unrepresented populations who traditionally have had little access to career-track jobs. And it must maintain the full ability of states and the EPA to advance solutions to our environmental and economic challenges.
Please e-mail your Senators now. Tell them to pass a comprehensive climate-energy bill in 2010.