Photo: A Gulf oil slick "burn-off"
Photo: The Delaware River watershed is threatened by irresponsible drilling
Credit: Tracy Carluccio
In the wake of the continuing Gulf oil spill disaster, Congress is poised to act.
They face a stark choice, however.
Focus narrowly on the the Gulf of Mexico
Take the lessons learned from the Gulf disaster and apply them nationwide in a comprehensive plan to modernize our Nation’s energy policies.
Our current energy policies put communities and the environment at risk everywhere energy development occurs.
If Congress focuses solely on the Gulf with this bill, they're deciding, in Ben Franklin's terms, "we'd rather pay for the pound of cure, than the ounce of prevention." Although if Franklin were alive today, he'd probably make it "1 oz prevention = 1 TON cure".
We need your help by Friday July 23rd to push for a comprehensive solution to the disaster in the Gulf, and energy development nationwide.
Enter your zip code below so we can find your Representative.
Using the sample letter that results as a guide, urge your Representative to call House Speaker Pelosi.
Make sure they urge her to take a comprehensive approach to protect public safety and the environment from energy development -- wherever it occurs.
EARTHblog: read our senior policy advisor, Cathy Carlson's EARTHblog on what's at stake and what we're asking for.