Nearly 60 House Democrats Seek to Halt New Oil Leasing, Exploration in the Arctic

Nearly 60 House Democrats Seek to Halt New Oil Leasing, Exploration in the Arctic reports Laura Barron-Lopez at The Hill. They cited the drilling mishaps that have already happened there and the growing opposition to further disrupting the Arctic, which is already undergoing dramatic changes induced by burning the ver fuels companies seek to exploit and mine.

Rather than go to the Arctic, why don’t these companies invest in US know-how? Several states already have statewide renewable electricity standards that promote clean energy development through creating a market – it’s time for this idea to go national, says Senator Ed Markey!  Help promote  clean energy and a safe climate future – you can sign the petition here, http://www.edmarkey.com/landing/e131208/

asking Congress to create a National  RES.

 

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

 

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Source

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/191968-house-dems-pressure-interior-to-halt-arctic-exploration

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/05/a-rush-to-expand-oil-drilling-in-the-arctic-

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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