Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Flex those democratic muscles TODAY

Yes, I'm asking you to contact your congr- essperson. Tomorrow the House will vote on a bill that would cut subsidies and tax breaks to the oil companies (think about how much you spend on gas--they're the last folks who need help from the government!!!). This money would create a $14 billion fund to promote renewable energy sources and energy efficiency programs. It's a step in the right direction. Please take a minute right now to send your representative a note.

UPDATE: The bill did pass 264 to 163, with some Republicans even joining in the fun. Now let's see what happens when it goes to the Senate, and ultimately to Bush. Speaking of him, look out for a focus on "energy security" in Tuesday's State of the Union. How we will get there will without emissions caps (Bush still opposes) is another story...

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