WASHINGTON,DC (RUSHPRNEWS) 09/08/2008–Congress is scheduled to vote on comprehensive energy legislation in the coming days. As high energy costs are challenging households across America, legislators have offered a variety of policies to address the problem. But some proposals are clearly better than others. With less than three percent of the world’s oil reserves, we cannot drill our way to energy security. Opening our nation’s coastlines to more destructive drilling would only add to the oil industry’s billions in profits, do little or nothing to lower gas prices for families and businesses, and keep our nation dangerously dependent on fossil fuels.
The energy policy choices we make today will affect the quality of our air and water as well as the security of our nation for generations to come. Instead of prolonging outdated policies that support fossil fuel development, Congress should invest in clean renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that offer us a real path to energy independence.
What to do
Send a message right away urging your senators and representative to pass energy legislation that focuses on clean energy technologies and does not expand offshore drilling. If you can, please also call your senators and representative before this critical vote: the Capitol switchboard number is 202-224-3121.
Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-727-4511 (voice) / 212-727-1773 (fax)