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Congress needs to hear your climate change story :)
Congress is debating the strongest legislation on global warming to date, who's story will they hear? Lobbyists from the coal, oil and gas industries? Or yours? Take a minute to share your story right now. :)
I want to tell you how inspired I've been by you and your stories this week. Like Elizabeth, who worked in Antarctica, and James, who has spent time cleaning up polluted streams and parks. Your stories are seriously amazing. So if you haven't had a chance to check out our story center yet, you should take a minute to do so now. I'm sure you'll be as inspired as I've been.
Check out the Greenpeace story center :)
We've sent every story to Congress as a powerful reminder of what this movement is about and what's truly at stake with global warming. These are stories that members of Congress HAVE to hear as they begin debating the strongest legislation on global warming to date.
This bill, called America's Clean Energy Security Act, invests in clean energy sources like renewables and efficiency - which will create millions of jobs for Americans. And it calls for the pollution limits that scientists tell us will protect the planet for future generations.
But while it's a strong first step, there are some big problems with the bill that need to be fixed. That's where we come in. Lobbyists and PR people from the coal, gas, and oil industries are doing everything in their power to make this bill as weak as possible. We can't let them have their way.
Congress has already been convinced to include in the bill allowances for billions of tons of carbon offsets (essentially providing a loophole whereby polluters buy up cheap forests instead of actually cutting pollution), as well as billions of dollars in giveaways to the coal industry. And you can bet that the fossil fuels industries will be taking aim at the good provisions and doing everything they can to continue polluting for free.
It's going to take every single one of us to beat back the fossil fuel industry. This is what we've been building toward. We can win this fight, but only if YOU stand up and speak out. You can start today by adding your voice to those who have already shared their story.
Make your voice heard and submit your story today.
You can be sure that Greenpeace is going to be right in the middle of this fight over the coming months. We'll be working to make sure this bill does what the science says is necessary. But to make that happen, we'll need your help. You can kick-off this important fight by making your voice heard. You never know who your story might inspire.
Thanks for all that you do, and check out their action center to advocate on other environmental issues :)
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