The U.S. House of Representatives is going to vote on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (which we all know as the “Stimulus Package”) next week. Probably Wednesday.
The Bill has a great deal of the Pickens Plan in it. It’s not everything we need, but it’s a strong start in the area of wind energy. Wind energy has been one of the few winners over the past 12 months and it was a record year for installations and for new jobs. The Stimulus Package will build on this success and keep moving wind energy forward in the face of this economic crisis.
I need you to call your Member of Congress, as well as the Leadership in the U.S. House, to tell them this is a good first step, but more needs to be done. Implementing wind and solar aspects of the Pickens Plan will provide significant environmental benefits long term, but if we are to seriously reduce our dependence on foreign oil (and the national and economic threats it poses), then we have to get serious about replacing foreign oil, gasoline and diesel with domestic fuels, particularly natural gas.
We need incentives to promote natural gas trucks if we are to make a real dent in our foreign oil imports. We’ll keep working with them and I need you to tell them how much the New Energy Army supports what they’re doing and hopes they’ll keep doing more.
All you have to do is pick up the phone and call the contact numbers below. When they answer just state the reason you are calling, they will ask for your contact information. Don't be afraid to give it to them, they use to it to send you a reply, thanking you for your interest and call. They will send some basic information on where they stand and thats it. It takes less than 5 mins.
Congressman Peter Visclosky contact information
2256 Rayburn House Office Building,
District of Columbia 20515-1401
Phone: (202) 225-2461
Fax: (202) 225-2493
Senator Richard Lugar contact information
306 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510-1401
Phone: (202) 224-4814
Fax: (202) 228-0360
Senator Evan Bayh’s contact information
131 Russell Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510-1404
Phone: (202) 224-5623
Fax: (202) 228-1377