Body of the email I just sent President Bush:
Dear Mr. President,
I ask for your support of the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008, HR6049, which has been passed by the House and was introduced to the Senate last week.
Two years ago, Mr. President, you said that America was addicted to oil. You even made it sound like you would take some action to break that addiction. Your latest blustering to Congress shows that you aren’t serious about breaking the addiction at all. You’re encouraging it!
America needs a strong and innovative energy policy, one that breaks our dependence on oil and that promotes alternative sources of energy. Offshore and ANWAR drilling are not the answers. Increased fuel efficiency is important. But the most important thing is to extend the incentives for alternative energy sources.
Thank you for taking the time to consider changing your position on this issue and lending your support to this important legislation. You still have a few more months left in which you can work on improving your legacy – this could be your opportunity!
I also sent similar emails to my Senators, asking for their support of the bill. Here’s a link to the Thomas Friedman column that spurred me to write.