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January 16th, 2007

Make a Difference for Our Polar Bears and Our Energy Future

by Enviromental Advocates

12043.jpgThis month, a new Congress was sworn in — and with it comes new hope for a clean energy future and a safer world for polar bears and other wildlife.

Take action now. Tell your Representative to support a clean energy future in the first 100 hours of the new Congress!

One of the top agenda items of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to cut Big Oil tax breaks and recover billions in unpaid royalties — money that the industry owes the federal government for drilling on our public lands. These funds will be invested in efficiency and renewable energy.

A vote is scheduled to take place tomorrow on this important legislation.

Write your Representative today.
Tell him or her to support the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 (H.R. 6) to set a course for a cleaner, safer energy future.

For too long, Big Oil has raked in record profits and used its influence to open our most precious public lands to dirty drilling. And for too long, allies in Congress have played along, threatening to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — one of the most important denning habitats for our remaining polar bears — and opening up our shores to Big Oil’s rigs.

But, just last month, the Fish & Wildlife Service acknowledged the dangers of global warming for one of our most beloved creatures, proposing to list the polar bear as threatened on the Endangered Species Act.

Now, Congress has an opportunity to make a difference for polar bears and other wildlife threatened by our addiction to fossil fuels. The CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 would reduce our dependence on fossil fuels by making substantial investments in renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power — an important first step in the fight against global warming.

Tell your Representative
to get the New Year — and the new Congress — off to the right start. Tell him or her to support the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 (H.R. 6) for a cleaner and safer energy future.

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