Keep the Stimulus Bill Green

| 2/6/2009 2:40:48 PM

Tags: stimulus bill, Senate, clean energy, economy, Megan Hirt,

The buzz around the nation is that the Senate may vote on the economic stimulus bill as early as this evening. The legislation currently includes a clean energy financing initiative, which, according to NPR, “would provide loan guarantees and other measures to encourage the private sector to invest billions of dollars in green energy.”

Some senators are trying to cut funding for clean energy investments from the bill, however. President Obama put more pressure on Congress earlier today to pass the bill, so with time running out, it’s imperative that we speak up in support of clean energy technology, which will stimulate the economy by creating green jobs and reduce global warming in the process.

Use the Senate website to find your senators’ phone numbers, and call them now to encourage them to keep the stimulus green.

Megan Hirt is an Associate Editor for MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Find her on .

Marie _1
2/15/2009 2:35:28 PM

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2/13/2009 10:16:18 AM

We need to stop looking to government to solve all our problems. We stand by and let them create these problems then we think they are going to solve them. This kind of thinking seems to go against what Mother Earth is about or at least what it used to be about, anymore I don't know. How about some great plans for a Wind Generator that's easy to build instead of an article that encourages billions of dollars of government waste.

Ben Tilberg
2/9/2009 9:05:16 PM

We do need to do something. When the rates paid by local energy companies catch up with what they charge us, we will finally be able to invest logically in alternative energy. The people that care will before it makes sense. We need legislation to mandate equal energy buy-to-pay ratio. This makes sense...from Wisconsin.

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