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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