I just wanted to remind everyone about Boone’s call to arms. He has asked each member of the army to call our member of Congress and ask them to support the alternative energy components of the stimulus plan.
Here are some helpful talking points:
Urge them to tell House Leadership that their constituents support the wind energy elements included in the Stimulus Bill which will build upon 2008's successes in the wind energy sector:
o Extension of the Production Tax Credit
o Implementation of a renewable infrastructure loan program
• We hope they're willing to doing more on the natural gas side and provide the incentives that will greatly expand the use of domestic natural gas as a vehicle fuel in America. Expanded use of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) will help wean us off of foreign oil and create new American jobs. These incentives include:
o Increasing the vehicle tax credit to make natural gas trucks more accessible for heavy and medium duty truck operators
o Extending the fuel tax credit
• The Pickens Plan works best as a whole plan—wind and natural gas—and we hope Members of Congress will support that. The Stimulus Bill is a strong start but there's more we can—and should—do.
When you've made your call, please post a response to this discussion so I can keep track of how many calls have been made for each district!
Boone is counting on us. You can find the numbers to your elected officials below. Making a call is really quick, easy and satisfying. Make your calls today so I can report your hard work to Boone!
Congressman Ralph Hall (202) 225-6673
Senator John Cornyn (202)-224-2934