Bluestem Action Alert
and ask your
The Markey Platts Fuel economy bill (H.R. 1506)
The Udall-Platts Renewable Energy Standard (H.R. 969)
Make sure the
These two bills are the most significant energy legislation being offered and have more power to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and curb greenhouse gasses than any other bills before Congress. Our energy situation is so dire that even Congressmen who usually vote against the environment are considering voting for these bills. But the industry lobbying is fierce. Even our friends need to be called.
We can pass these bills with your help! It all comes down to the next three weeks.
The number for the
capitol switchboard is 202-224-3121. Ask for your Congressman by name. To find out who your
When you call, be sure to leave your name and address so that your Congressman knows you are a constituent. Remember, the “ask” is to COSPONSOR these bills.
The Markey-Platts Fuel Economy legislation (HR 1506) would be the first significant increase in the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standard since CAFE was created in the 1975. HR 1505 eliminates the current distinction between cars and light trucks by creating a single fleet-wide fuel economy average. It then closes the “light-truck loophole” by raising the combined fleet-wide average to 27.5 miles per gallon by the model year 2012 – the current standard for passenger cars. Markey –Platts then requires a four percent increase in fuel economy every year until 2018 model year.
bill will not only save consumers money, it will help
To see current cosponsors (and more details), go to http://www.thomas.gov/ and search “Legislation in Current Congress” for H.R. 1506.
The Udall-Platts Renewable Energy Standard (H.R. 969) would require most utility companies nationwide to produce 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources like wind, solar, biomass and geothermal by 2020. The legislation creates nationwide renewable energy credits which utilities can buy and sell.
To see current cosponsors (and read entire bill if you want to) go to
http://www.thomas.gov/ and search “Legislation in Current Congress” for H.R. 969.
Thank you for all you do. We couldn’t pass these bills without people like you. Please call today.