Fueling the Renewable Energy Movement sign now

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience." -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Dear U.S. Legislators,

Energy is the common thread running through every aspect of our society; interweaving economic, trade, agriculture, environmental, defense and national foreign policies inseparably linking one to the next. Accordingly, it is no coincidence energy is at the epicenter of the unprecedented challenges facing the America today, challenges in the form of fossil fuel & foreign oil dependence.
The Energy Bill recently passed by the Senate, made meaningful progress toward addressing America's fossil fuel dependence and environmental security concerns however, more progress is required. The bill is void of a renewable energy standard requiring electric utilities to produce a percent of electricity generation via clean, renewable sources such as wind and sun. Nor does the legislation contain the nationwide utility net-metering standard necessary to mainstream solar energy.

Awareness and understanding of the profound implications of our nation's past and present energy policies is increasing among constituents and the nation's social and political conscience as a whole. Similarly, the consequences of politics as usual, pandering to special interests, and placing party before principle is becoming better understood by many.

Whereas a growing, energized and informed non-partisan movement is under way, a nation-wide movement clearing a path for reason to prevail regarding the most important issues of our time: The overriding need to safeguard our planet while obtaining Energy Independence through conservation and clean, domestic renewable / alternate sources.

Be it through indifference, ignorance or blind faith, via our actions or lack thereof, all of us have participated in creating the precarious (fossil fuel induced) situation that exists today. Likewise, it will require everyone's participation to bring about a new level of thinking with regard to our environment and national energy independence.

In recognition of our shared responsibility, by signing this petition, we each pledge to make every reasonable effort to conserve energy and support renewable energy and clean alternate forms of fuel, as best we are able. We respectfully request your pledge in doing the same.

With world oil production nearing or at peak capacity; energy demand and climate-change increasing unabated, man's law of supply and demand, coupled with nature's law of cause and effect, will inevitably bring about change. The only question is for better or worse. Will we as a nation have the will to act now; not talk, nor posture or politic, but to act out of conscience endeavor to usher in a new energy era? Or through indifference, will we be acted upon by the environmental, economic and geo-political threats now gathering on the horizon?

If realization and reason are to prevail, as the world's largest consumer of energy and contributor to global climate change, we have little time for politics as usual, half-truths, ignorance or indifference. Whereas we are not powerless to bring about change - and the time for change is now!

Dating back to the Arab oil embargo of 1973, each new administration and congress has pledged to lead our country toward greater energy security. Yet, in the absence of accountability, our previous leaders have been far more proficient at following (money & power) than leading. Consequently, our dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels has increased year-over-year, as the security of our nation and planet decreases at our own peril.

Through the inherent power of "we the people, energy security and safeguarding our planet will be elevated to the level of national priority. We request you join in our effort. For the influence this legislative body has over America's continued prosperity, our personal future well-being and that of generations to come, is as powerful as its willingness to exert it.

For we are a nation still seeking independence, which cannot fully realized without first realizing energy independence.


"We have become great because of the lavish use of our resources and we have just reason to be proud of our growth. But the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil, and the gas are exhausted, when the soils shall have still further impoverished and washed into the streams, polluting the rivers, denuding the fields.
These questions do not relate only to the next century or to the next generation. It is time for us now as a nation to exercise reasonable foresight in dealing with our great natural resources. For their exhaustion is certain to come in time." - Theodore Roosevelt

(Conservation of Natural Resources Conference, Washington, May 13, 1908)

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Dolores HebertBy:
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