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Gulf Oil Spill – Telethon on CNN Tonight!

Gulf Oil Spill – Telethon on CNN Tonight!

Posted By: Nature Conservancy, Inc

Dear Nature Supporters,
First of all, thank you!  Because of you, our cause on Facebook has reached 250,000 members.  Please keep talking about and supporting nature and we are sure to reach 300,000 in no time!
Second, you can continue supporting nature when you help to get the word out about tonight’s Gulf Coast Relief Telethon on Larry King Live from 8-10 P.M. ET on CNN. And please, tune in to watch!

The Nature Conservancy and our restoration work in the Gulf will be featured during the telethon along with a number of celebrities who will be on hand to help take donations.

All money raised for the Conservancy during the telethon will directly support our Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration. Monies in this fund are being used by the Conservancy to help determine both the extent of the oil spill and the necessary long-term restoration work in the Gulf and states along its coast.

So please watch the Gulf Coast Relief Telethon tonight and tell your friends, co-workers and family members to do the same. Please forward them this email, tweet on Twitter about the telethon or post information to your Facebook wall.

Thank you again for your continued support and we hope you’ll watch tonight’s telethon.

The Nature Conservancy

p.s. If you haven’t had a chance yet, make sure you view this slideshow of Gulf oil spill images captured by photographer Bridget Besaw. The image of the oiled brown pelican awaiting rescue on the beach of Elmers Island, Louisiana is just an example of what we’re facing here in the Gulf.

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Pickens Plan for Nat Gas Act

I am in the army of volunteers for this and you can be too. It is a great solution for most Americans. It is the best resource we have for moving 18-wheelers and large transportation vehicles including buses. We can cut 15% of our oil use right off the top all with a signature. I absolutely favor the use of other alternatives as well as they are developed for residential or commercial use. We are on the edge here of starting the new green revolution. Stick with me on this and we will make history.Press here for more information.
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Keep those letters coming!

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Repower America


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:

Thanks for everything you are doing,

Dave Boundy
Campaign Manager

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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.

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Natural Gas Act: Letter to my Congressman in Florida

We need to take immediate steps to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Join me in emailing Congress today to let them know you support taking immediate steps to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. I am so tired of having excuses for troops being in the Middle East. If we just pass this energy bill we can solve the crisis now. We can begin to get our country back. We need a few minutes of your time to make a big change for America. Congress will be back in session in 2 weeks.

Secretary of Energy already committed $300 million of stimulus money to build 542 natural gas and propane docking stations across the country. If we have stacks of emails and letters on their desks when they come in we will make history!

While the price per barrel of oil has fallen from the last summer highs, it’s beginning to rise again. What hasn’t changed is the percentage of oil we import every day: over the past 12 months we have continued to import nearly two-thirds of the oil we use. Most of the oil we import is used as a transportation fuel – cars, trucks, aircraft, boats and trains. About one barrel out of every five is used as diesel fuel to power heavy trucks – 18-wheelers.

I am all for developing battery, solar, wind and fuel cell technology – or some other technology which is still in the laboratory stage. But neither batteries nor hydrogen are ready for widespread distribution to our national fleet of approximately 250 million cars and light trucks. A battery also won’t push an 18-wheeler. The only fuel right now which is available to reduce our dependence on foreign oil is domestic natural gas.

Due to recent advances in technology, we now have the ability to recover natural gas from the enormous deposits in Texas, Louisiana and Appalachia in the lower 48 states. In fact, a recent study Potential Gas Committee estimates that natural gas reserves have surged by 35 percent. The 2,074 trillion cubic feet of domestic natural gas reserves cited in the study is the equivalent of nearly 350 billion barrels of oil, about the same as Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves.

Natural gas is cheaper than diesel fuel. Natural gas is cleaner than diesel. It’s abundant. And it’s ours. The time to act is now and the NAT GAS Act is the best tool we’ve had in decades to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

The NAT GAS Act of 2009 is a bi-partisan bill in both the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 1835) and the Senate (S. 1408). In the House, Congressmen Boren (D-OK), Larson (D-CT) and Sullivan (R-OK) introduced it April 1 and it already has nearly 80 bi-partisan cosponsors. In the Senate, Senators Menendez (D-NJ) and Hatch (R-UT) were joined by Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) to introduce it on July 8.

The NAT GAS Act provides industry with the incentives to replace older diesel trucks with newer natural gas vehicles – it’s a great step in the right direction. It will provide the momentum for engine manufacturers, natural gas producers and natural gas distributors to ramp up and make a real difference in our dependence on foreign oil.

I hope you will sign up as a cosponsor to support this important legislation. I will be watching your press and floor remarks for statements of support.

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