Friday, November 07, 2008

Ask President Obama to Take Action on Climate Change

I just sent a message to President-elect Obama, telling him I will support him in taking bold action to combat climate change and Repower America once he takes office.

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Now's not the time for small steps or a narrow focus. It's time to go big. Our challenges are large and are deeply connected. As Al Gore has said, "We're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet. Every bit of that's got to change." With a bold plan, we can make that change in 10 years. In fact, only a bold plan will cut through the special interest politics in Washington and inspire the nation.

Below the fold: the two cents I added to my email to President-Elect Obama . . . I just love typing that. Say it out loud once or twice with me. Doesn't that make everything better?

I've recently moved from Indiana to California and one of the biggest differences I've noticed is the proliferation of alternative energy. Back east green technology seems like The Jetsons - so futuristic it's ludicrous. But our drive across the country passed through wind farms in Texas and solar collection fields in Arizona. In California solar panels are as common as palm trees . . . and that's in Orange County!

Like Eisenhower built highway infrastructure, let your legacy be building this nation's green utility infrastructure. It can save the planet, create jobs, and provide lower cost utilities to everyone.

I know it will take a mighty cowboy to unhitch the fossil fuel lobby from the congressional feedbag. If you work towards that goal from the White House, I'll work towards that goal from my house. Together we can repower America.

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Thalia said...

Done! I hope Obama does take a strong stand on the greening of our country and economy.