Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Update: Repower America video

Dear Michael,

We’re nearing a watershed moment for clean energy. We’ve worked hard over the last year and a half to get here. And now, just as that moment approaches, our opponents are determined to break our momentum and deny us the progress our country so urgently needs.

I’ve asked Repower America’s Campaign Manager Dave Boundy to share a brief update on our strategy for the coming fight.

Right now, it’s essential to keep our campaign growing. That’s why we’ve set a goal of bringing 1,000 new grassroots donors into this movement by October 15th.

The crucial health care debate has center stage right now, but that hasn’t stopped Big Oil and special interests from escalating their assault on clean energy. In fact, they’re using it as cover while they spend hundreds of millions of dollars to distort the truth and position themselves to defeat our efforts.

That’s why we need you to take action right now. If our movement slows down one bit, our opponents could gain an insurmountable advantage. And when our decisive moment comes, it would be too late.

We don’t have the financial resources of Big Oil, but what we do have is committed members like you, who are paying attention right now and know that clean energy is the only way to set our economy and our planet back on a sustainable path.

American’s everywhere are depending on you to take a leadership role, and keep the Repower America campaign growing. If you want to donate you can at the following link. They are matching donations until October 15th.
http://www.RepowerAmerica.org/match


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Repower America

Michael,

The Senate just introduced their version of landmark clean energy legislation we’ve been working on for years.

As Senators begin to debate and react to this bill, it’s essential we show support right out of the gate. This legislation could revitalize the American economy, strengthen our national security, and help solve the climate crisis.

Tell your Senators that you support action on the clean energy and climate legislation introduced today.

The new Senate bill is a huge step forward for our movement, building on the momentum created when the House of Representatives passed a similar bill earlier this summer.

But the bill is just a starting point. And now that it has been introduced, the high priced lobbyists for Big Oil are going to make every attempt to weaken it as much as possible — or to block it entirely.

We can’t let that happen.

Stand up for Clean Energy Legislation in the Senate.

We need this bill to create jobs and to end the destructive cycle that hurts our planet and our economy by sending millions of dollars overseas that could support clean energy produced by American workers.

Recent polling shows that Americans across party lines strongly support moving our economy forward with clean energy. That might not make a difference to the special interests fighting for their bottom line, but it will to our Senators — if we make that support heard.

You can be a leader on this issue by speaking out in support of clean energy. Tell your Senators our country needs clean energy legislation:

http://act.repoweramerica.org/page/s/senate

Thanks for everything you are doing,

Dave Boundy
Campaign Manager




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My Letter to INTERAGENCY OCEAN POLICY TASK FORCE

I’ll get straight to the point. We need to use less oil so we can stop drilling in the arctic as well as along our coasts. If we can reduce our need for oil we can solve this rising crisis now.

If not we must keep it here to the people that cause this need and put the oil rigs right on their front beaches as a reminder of what we are doing to our world. I believe this is why we dont face this issue head on is because we dont have to look at what we are doing.

We instead import oil and drill for it in areas where wildlife and marine life will be hurt. Out of sight out of mind approach. Not exactly sure who pulls all the strings but I believe it is they with the most money.

We need to reform this outdated and failing business model. It is mainstream now to realize the important role nature plays in our economy and our daily lives. When you harm any part of the environment you are hurting yourself. This needs to come to an end.

In my life time I will see no drilling at all anywhere on our coasts or any other for that matter. We will see new technologies that support solar, wind, and alternative US fuels. So you might as well get on the band wagon now, rather than looking like the fool later.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/oceans/result-Y/


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Judge: Idaho Wolf Hunts Will Continue

Save America's Wolves

 

Court Rules to
Continue Hunts

Wolf in Meadow (National Geographic Stock)

A federal court has rejected our motion for a preliminary injunction to stop wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana, but ruled that we are likely to prevail in our challenge to the federal government’s elimination of federal protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana.

> Read the judge’s ruling.  (PDF)

Michael,

I’ve got some bad news: At 7:53 PM last night, a federal court decided not to take immediate action to stop wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana.

I’m sure you share my profound disappointment that the wolf hunts will — at least for the moment — continue, but today’s decision does have an important silver lining:

The court also ruled that, based on the merits of our case, we have a strong chance of ultimately prevailing in our legal challenge of the Interior Department’s delisting of wolves in Idaho and Montana and restoring vital federal protections for these wolves.

You can read the judge’s ruling here. (PDF)

While we are disappointed that the court did not issue an injunction, we are encouraged that the court seems to agree with us that the Obama Department of the Interior’s delisting the wolf was illegal and appears — as we have repeatedly said — to have reflected a political, rather than a science-based, decision.

Defenders of Wildlife will continue to move quickly in the days and weeks ahead to win our lawsuit and restore protections for these wolves. And, with your help, we’ll continue to vigorously pursue our five-point plan to save the lives of these wolves. Specifically, we’ll: 

  • Continue the fight in court to restore protections for wolves.
  • Counter anti-wolf lies in the media.
  • Work on the ground to reduce conflicts between wolves and livestock producers.
  • Mobilize wildlife activists to save wolves.
  • Bring lawless wolf killers to justice.

Thank you for all you’ve done to help save our wolves! Together, I know we can prevail.

For the Wild Ones,

 

Rodger Schlickeisen Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
Rodger Schlickeisen
President
Defenders of Wildlife

 

P.S. The fight ahead is a tough one. Please consider becoming a Wildlife Guardian and help support this vital legal fight and our five-point plan to save wolves with a monthly contribution of whatever you can afford. We can’t win for wolves without your help!



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