- raising fuel economy standards (CAFE standards), which are now at their lowest level since 1980!
- investing in clean and renewable energy and transportation technologies
Call Your Senators to Support Conservation Measures in Energy Bill: 3/6/02
CALL YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT CONSERVATION MEASURES IN ENERGY BILL Action Needed to Reduce U.S. Reliance on Mid East Oil; Improve Air Quality; Address Global Warming; and Preserve Ecologically Sensitive Public Lands (03/06/02) BACKGROUND The Senate began debate yesterday on a comprehensive energy bill which is vital both to environmental protection and national security. Two of the most urgent and historic challenges we face as a nation are inextricably related to our national energy policy –terrorism supported by nations that supply our oil (including Iraq) and global climate change caused largely by burning oil and other fossil fuels. The U.S. urgently needs to be more energy independent, and we need to accomplish that in a way that reduces our use of polluting fossil fuels. Before the Senate are several basic choices which will affect the direction of our nation’s energy policy for the next generation: