Saturday, July 14, 2007

Give the the Energy Bill some POWER

The Energy Bill passed by the Senate last month made progress toward addressing America’s oil addiction—but it must be stronger.

While the Senate did increase fuel economy standards for the first time in more than 30 years, there are many unnecessary loopholes that could undermine the new 35 mile per gallon standard.

The bill also lacked a renewable energy standard requiring utilities to produce a percentage of electricity from clean, renewable sources like the wind and sun.

And the increase in biofuels production included in the bill needs stronger safeguards against global warming pollution to protect our air, soil, and water.

Once more, take action.

2 comments:

Michael said...

It seems like they still have a ton of work to do. America is addicted to gasoline.

CyberCelt said...

@michael-Thanks for stopping by and commenting. We are addicted and it is going to be painful when we run out. What really irks me is that the people who really need gas--to get to work, to get kids to school, to buy groceries, to go to the doctor--are the ones that are hardest hit by the gas prices.

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