Tell congress to require clean sources of energy

We have the best opportunity we’ve ever had to get this country off of polluting energy like oil and coal and onto real clean alternatives like solar and wind. This week, Congress is voting on H.R. 969, a bill that will require electric suppliers to increase their fuel mix of clean energy to 20% (from a nationwide average of 2% today). If it passes, it’ll be like taking 37 million cars off the road.This will not only help curb the climate crisis, but save consumers money and create new jobs.

I signed a petition urging Congress to vote for to give solar and wind the support they need to assure a clean energy future. Can you join me?

Picture of a wind turbine being erected at the Nine Canyon Wind Project, on the hill overlooking my home.  The 63 wind turbines at Nine Canyon is one of the largest sources of public wind energy in the country.  Regardless of its proximity and importance to the local economy, the city of Richland, where I live, has elected to put 0.00% wind energy (and 0.00% solar energy) in its fuel mix.  I’ve written letters and gotten ahold of the local media with zero results – I’m afraid it is going to take federal law to get them to act.


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