Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tell Congress What's Unfair and Unsustainable

Renewables in lane three

Here's an opportunity to act. Send a note to Congress via Oceana in support of renewable energy.

President Obama got it right in his State of the Union address when he said "instead of subsidizing yesterday's energy, let's invest in tomorrow's," as noted by Oceana.

Yesterday's energy is simply unsustainable. Start with the subsidies. The oil industry, which hauls in billions of dollars in profits every year, still receives free money from the US Government. Much of it was designed to stimulate a nascent industry back in the day but it is still on the books.

Aside from a waste of US taxpayers' money, the subsidies tip the scales for petroleum. Let's get rid of them and get closer to that proverbial level playing field. 

It's about jobs, national security, economic competition, and yes, all the ills of climate change including acidic oceans.

Write whatever you want, or use Oceana's text for the letter to Congress. Have fun.


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