Friday, June 26, 2009

Climate Bill Promotes Green Transportation

Today's House vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act (the climate bill that is in the news today) is very important. In addition to being the first serious bill to mandate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors, it will promote projects to make communities safer for bicycling and walking. The bill will provide states with 10% of "carbon emission allowances" to invest in energy efficient projects and 10% of that 10% can go towards green transportation projects.

Especially if you live in Congressman Jim Gerlach's or Joe Sestak's districts, Delaware Valley House members need to hear from you to vote yes on the bill. Please call the House switchboard 202-224-3121 and ask to be transferred to your Member of Congress. Tell the staff that you are a voter and that you support the Clean Energy and Security Act. You can also call their district offices. Don't know who your House Representative is? Easy, plug in your zip code on this site to find out.


Anonymous said...

It's going to be fantastic, once this bill is in place. The bill will help give us free bicycles, free rail road passes and free bus passes for the city folk. If you live in the country, you can get money paid to you every year for every tree you own on your property, which can amount to millions if you own one of those huge 40,000 acre tree farms. All this free money will be so great!