With all the focus on health care, you may not also realize that the environmental community is in the biggest fight of the decade. The US House will vote on a landmark clean energy package today or tomorrow, an excellent piece of legislation called the American Clean Energy and Security Act.
As you can imagine, Big Coal is mounting a full-court press and several of key votes – Etheridge, Shuler, Watt, McIntyre – are rumored to be wavering at this time. It's my understanding that Larry Kissell is leaning toward voting no.
I hate to ask you to do this, but it's time to pick up the phone again. Call your representative today. Call Larry right now, too.
Kissell seems to think that most people in his district are against this bill. That's nonsense. Most people in his district don't even know the bill exists. And more to the point, what if they were? What if most people in his district were in favor of racial segregation? Would that mean he'd vote us back to the Jim Crow days?
Larry, we the people are paying you to think for yourself about important strategic issues. In this case, you seem to swallowing the lies of Big Energy as though they're quoting holy scripture. THEY ARE LYING. This legislation does not mean the sky is falling. It will not make the US less competitive. It will not export jobs to China. Don't believe the bullshit.
This legislation is a critical component of a new, forward-looking national energy policy. Please vote for it.
Okay people, make your voice heard.