Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Solar, Wind, Bio, Energy News And Commentary By_Green Earl, 30 year Pioneer In Conservation & Solar Energy
The full House may vote this week on critical global warming legislation.
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The House of Representatives could vote on the most important piece of climate legislation of our lifetime before the week is out.
Victory is within our grasp, but by no means assured.
Help us win House approval -- Your emergency donation to Operation: Climate Vote will be matched $1-for-$1 between now and Friday.
That means your $50 donation will generate $100 for our final sprint to a House vote.
The deep-pocketed opposition has pulled out all the stops to defeat this bill. Their game plan is simple sow confusion and fear about the costs of action.
We're at a make-or-break moment, and your donation right now will go twice as far to help us ramp up our campaign efforts, buy more ad time, and do more on-the-ground field work.
Just last week, the Obama administration released a sobering report about our country's future if global warming continues at the current pace. By the end of the century:
Washington DC could experience more than 30 days of 100+ degree days each year.
The climate of Michigan could resemble the climate of Oklahoma today; New Hampshire could look like North Carolina.
Chicago could experience up to three lethal heat waves each year, each comparable to the one that killed 700 people in 1995.
Droughts could reduce California's mountain forests by up to 90 percent.
Here's what we plan to do with your money:
Our Air Campaign -- We are placing hard-hitting ads in key districts to help secure the votes to get a strong bill passed.
Our Ground Campaign -- Our grassroots organizing team is going door-to-door and community-to-community to raise public concern and mobilize voters to demand a yes vote in the House.
Our Cyber Campaign -- Through our Truth Squad blog and our Operation: Climate Vote hub page, we are using the power of the Internet to identify the false claims and scare tactics of the climate deniers, and to shine a spotlight on their cynical efforts to stop progress.
Here's what the historic energy and climate bill would do:
Set a declining cap on global warming pollution at 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83% by 2050.
Reward clean energy innovation, spurring investments in low-carbon energy technologies and creating new manufacturing jobs.
Promote clean energy by requiring that 20% of electricity comes from a combination of renewable sources, such as wind and solar, and energy efficiency by 2020.
Provide an incentive for other countries to limit their emissions, by allowing the president to impose fees on carbon-intensive imports from nations that haven’t adopted their own greenhouse gas cap.
We need your help to pass this critical legislation.
For the next five days, an anonymous donor will match your emergency donation $1-for-$1.
Your donation will never make a bigger difference than it will today.
We are making history in 2009. Whether this becomes the year we changed America's direction or the one in which we lost one of our last great opportunities to act is up to us.
Please join us.
Director, National Climate Campaign
P.S. Our global warming lobbying team is working around the clock to win House passage. They are depending on your help to keep up the pressure and prevail in Washington.
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