No Dirty Energy Bill!
No Dirty Energy Bill!

Talking Points and Form Letter

Calls are more effective…please call first, then email. Senator Cantwell: 206 220 6400 and 202 224 3441

Call Script:  Hi, my name is __________, I live in _______, and am Senator Cantwell’s constituent. I’m calling to urge Senator Cantwell to ensure that Energy Bill S.1460 does not contain language that will facilitate the growth of the fracking industry.  With Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement, it is more important than ever that Senator Cantwell does all that she can to move toward a clean energy future. I know that the bill has some good provisions, such as the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Weatherization Assistance Program and State Energy Program. However, I am extremely concerned that S 1460 would speed approval of exports of liquefied natural gas, give FERC new authority in approving pipelines, and authorize hundreds of millions of dollars to explore for methane hydrates.

I understand that you are working within a difficult political environment; however, it’s essential that there is no encouragement of gas development in any bipartisan energy billcountless studies have shown that gas is a disaster for our climate.

Please convey my concerns to Senator Cantwell. We need her to come out publicly against “natural” gas development, and to say loudly and clearly that any new development of fossil fuels is disastrous.

Tips for calling: Be polite. Don’t worry that they you will be challenged to defend your position. It is most likely that the person on the call will simply thank you for calling and letting your concerns be known. They will then convey to Senator Cantwell that XX number of her constituents have expressed concerns about the bill.

Then once, you have called, please take ten seconds to send this form letter!

Dear Senator Cantwell – 

I am writing to express my concerns over language in bill S.1460, the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017.

The science is clear: we must rapidly transition to a renewable energy system. Yet S.1460 could speed approval of exports of liquefied “natural” gas, give FERC new authority in approving pipelines, and authorize hundreds of millions of dollars to explore for methane hydrates.

I understand that you are working within a difficult political environment; however, it’s essential that there is no encouragement of gas development in any bipartisan energy billcountless studies have shown that gas is a disaster for our climate.

It is my understanding that Senator Sanders has stated that he intends to suggest amendments to the bill, which would alleviate these concerns, and I urge you to please closely consider these amendments.

Furthermore, we urge you to come out publicly against “natural” gas development, and to say loudly and clearly that any new development of fossil fuels is disastrous.

At a time when climate change is already causing the deaths of some 150,000 people every year–according to WHO estimates–we must transition to clean energy as quickly as possible.

Sincerely,