Wednesday, January 30, 2008

FROM RED INK RECESSION TO GREEN STIMULUS

From red-ink recession to green stimulus
Three dozen Senators from both parties have proposed a stimulus package to revitalize the US economy that would include a "long-term extension of clean energy and energy-efficiency tax incentives that expire at the end of this year." The tax incentives would put more money in people's pockets, more jobs in people's lives, and less carbon dioxide in the air.The three dozen Senators contend that "Over one hundred thousand Americans could be put to work in 2008 if clean energy production tax credits were extended in the first quarter of this year."An all-around winner!A great beginning! -- It would teach the truth that greening our earth does not need to destroy jobs and the economy. Human "earthlings" and the earth are not enemies we have to choose between; we are intertwined just as the Hebrew words "adam" (human being) and "adamah" (earth) remind us. With a new President and Congress one year from now, we can be demanding much more: switching the huge subsidies that now go to Big Oil, Big Coal, and Big Highways to encourage green energy sources and build swift and efficient rail systems.Start now! -- Write your Senators right now to urge them to support clean energy and energy efficiency as part of the stimulus package to strengthen our economy. To get a letter off by FAX, click to -http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/602/t/4180/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=22583

1 comment:

matthewpetty said...

"It would teach the truth that greening our earth does not need to destroy jobs and the economy."

Amen, brother! A lot of people are starting to realize it: climate change is providing incentive for the greatest economic development opportunity yet.