Dear Friend, Please join us in stopping a reckless energy plan from passing the Senate. Instead of solving the challenges posed by America's demand for energy, this shortsighted plan proposes that we develop some of the last pristine wilderness left in America, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We can't let this happen. We're beginning our actions on February 11th, and we won't stop until a real energy bill is passed. Please join us in taking action now by sending your Senator a free fax at: http://www.saveourenvironment.org/miked
This dangerous energy plan has already been passed by the House of Representatives, and was written with the help of oil industry
lobbyists. The Senate is our last line of defense. If we don't act
now, our world will be forever changed.
There are alternatives. Senate Majority Leader Daschle has introduced an energy bill that would jump start investment in clean electricity, increase fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, and does not open places like the Arctic to harmful drilling. This bill includes a "renewable portfolio standard," which would require utilities by 2020 to increase by 10 percent the electricity generated by wind, solar, and other forms of renewable power. In fact, many scientists believe that it is technologically and economically feasible to reach a 20 percent increase by 2020. And by raising the fuel economy standards for new cars, SUVs, and trucks to 40 mpg, we would save 4 million barrels of oil a day by 2020 - more oil than we import from the Persian Gulf each day and could expect to get from drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, combined!
We need your help - now -- in convincing the Senate to protect the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and support a real energy plan.
Please forward this email to your friends, and go to: http://www.saveourenvironment.org/miked
New Power Artists:
The New Power Artists: REM, Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys, the Roots and Live join the effort that has already included the Beastie Boys, Barenaked Ladies, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, Moby, Trey Anastasio (from Phish), Jackson Browne, Alanis Morissette, James Taylor and others
SaveOurEnvironment.org: American Oceans Campaign, American Rivers, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, Environmental Defense, Greenpeace, League of Conservation Voters, National Audubon
Society, National Environmental Trust, National Parks Conservation
Association, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense
Council, The Ocean Conservancy, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sierra Club, The State PIRGs, Union of Concerned Scientists, The Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Source: Mike D