Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Act to stop subsidies for fossil fuels

    I am writing to call for support of a petition created by local business owner Billy Mann, of Sagebrush Solar, entitled “Stop Subsidizing Fossil Fuels and Climate Change,” which will be delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and President Barack Obama.
    This campaign addresses the need to bring renewable energy and clean sustainable living into reality for the majority and our future generations. Coming together is the only way we’ll move beyond the existing state of affairs. The past has a lobby, the future doesn’t.
    Here is the gist of it: “Fossil fuels receive nearly six times more subsidies than clean energy ($72 billion vs. $12 billion each year)—and that doesn’t factor the annual $500 billion in the environmental and public health costs (estimated by the Harvard Medical School). We have the technology to wean ourselves from fossil fuels. End fossil fuel subsidies, level the playing field, and allow the free market to reward the innovators and industries that will lead us to a sustainable national economy, a stable climate and energy security.”
    To learn more about the petition, go to
    If we get enough folks to sign, will broadcast the petition nationally for more signatures.
Traci Ireland

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