by Friday, May 25, 2007
Support Clean Cars and Clean Energy Legislation –
Contact Your Texas Representatives in the U.S. Congress
The U. S. Congress is currently debating global warming and energy policy. The new House leadership has called for votes on global warming legislation as early as July 4.
Please ask your Representative in the U. S. Congress to support legislation that will curb greenhouse gas pollution, cut America’s oil dependence, create new jobs, and increase our energy security.
We have the opportunity, in this Congress, to establish a national Renewable Energy Standard and to raise fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks.
A Renewable Energy Standard bill (H.R.
969) introduced by Rep. Tom Udall (D-NM-3) and Rep. Platts will require electric utilities to produce 20 percent of their energy with renewable power (solar and wind, for example) by the year 2020.
Raising CAFE standards will require automakers to make cars travel farther on a gallon of gas.
The Fuel Economy Reform Act (H.R.
1506), introduced by Rep. Markey (D-MA-7) and Rep. Platts (R-PA-19) will save millions of barrels of oil a day, save consumers money and slash greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks.
While both of these bills have broad bipartisan support in Congress, they still face strong opposition. The public needs to demonstrate their support for this legislation in order to achieve passage.
Please contact your elected U. S. Representative and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 969 and H.R. 1506. Please take action by May 25, 2007.
Here’s a sample letter that you may customize and send to your
Representative in Congress.