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Contact your Representative in 5 minutes or less

Website: http://www.congress.org
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2016

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Participating in a democracy includes contacting your representative as well as voting.

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1- review the forum posts below as groups and individuals discuss bills that are coming up for vote. Choose a sample letter from the ones supplied. Highlight and copy this letter.
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3- In the upper right hand section of www.congress.org you can type in your zip code. (+4 zip code if you know it)
4- now you will see your representatives. Click on the representative you wish to contact, then click the CONTACT TAB, then choose WEB FORM
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Discussion Forum

Support Stronger Environmental Regulations on CAFOs! 3 Replies

Started by Falon French. Last reply by Ellen Jul 2, 2013.

please help preserve the backcountry area of Morgan Monroe State Forest 2 Replies

Started by Eric Stallsmith. Last reply by Jared L. Sipes Nov 6, 2009.

Post-Earth-Day Call-to-Action!

Started by Falon French Apr 27, 2009.

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Comment by Falon French on September 30, 2009 at 4:49pm
Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) just introduced the "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009."

The bill has many provisions that activists like you have been pushing for--including reductions in old, dirty coal technology and carbon cuts that scientists say are necessary.

The Kerry-Boxer bill is a positive first step to kick off the climate debate in the Senate, but we have to defend the good provisions, to ensure fiscal responsibility, and to define a cap on global warming pollution.

Call your senators today--toll free--and tell them to support a bold climate and energy bill with steep cuts in global warming pollution and provisions that crack down on old, dirty coal power plants:

http://www.1sky.org/call

OR

1-877-9-REPOWER

The next big challenge to passing strong climate and clean energy legislation will be keeping Big Oil and Dirty Coal from watering down or killing this bill. Please call your senators today!
Comment by Falon French on April 8, 2009 at 11:17am
There have been several developments in the Statehouse regarding potential energy legislation. Some of the proposed bills are very positive, and would improve Indiana's environment and economy by promoting green job development. Others are very weak, and will not promote green infrastructure.

The main issue right now is the Renewable Electricity Standard. We have a choice between supporting a strong, clean R.E.S. and improved net metering bill (that we call the Green Jobs Development Act) which will create incentives for the growth of renewable technology, and a weak R.E.S. that creates incentives for coal and nuclear engineering. Here are the most recent developments at the Statehouse:

1. Support SB 300 in House--will be on 2nd reading tomorrow.
2. An amended SB 420 has been approved by House committee this morning. Oppose 420 in House--includes clean coal and waste to energy in RE definition, as well as supporting trackers.

3. In Senate, SB 420 language added to HB 1360. Oppose HB 1360 in Senate.


Right now, WE have the power to set an example for other states, to stimulate our industry and economy, and to improve our environmental health for future generations! Don't let a weak R.E.S. limit our potential! Please, contact your legislators about these crucial energy bills today!
Comment by Falon French on April 6, 2009 at 10:49am
For the first time in Indiana`s history, a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) has passed out House Utilities Committee - alongside a strong net metering bill - having been amended to Senate Bill 300. The RES would increase renewable energy and energy efficiency to 15% of Indiana`s electricity portfolio by 2025 and expand the cap on Indiana`s net metering rules to 1MW from its current 10kW, a 1000-fold increase.

Together, these policies would significantly expand the clean energy market in Indiana and open up new opportunities to homeowners and businesses to generate their own power on-site and sell it back to the grid.

The job creation potential of these policies is enormous, which is why HEC is proud to call SB 300 the new Green Jobs Development Act. HEC is thankful to Rep. Ryan Dvorak (D-South Bend) and Sen. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) for their leadership and for valuing the views of a broad coalition of environmental, business, labor and agricultural groups. SB 300 must now be passed on the floor of the House. Please call or email your Representative and urge them to support SB 300 as well!
Comment by Falon French on April 2, 2009 at 1:41pm
Urgent and timely action is needed for HB 1191! This bill states that local government may not adopt any ordinances regulating manure distribution. At least 28 counties currently have local health and zoning ordinances that address manure in some fashion. Ordinances which would be invalidated by passage of this bill can be found in this spreadsheet of information compiled by IU professor Jeffrey Hyman. HB 1191 will undermine these ordinances. This bill will be heard on the floor this afternoon, so please call your senator (senate switchboard: (800) 382-9467) and urge him/her to oppose HB 1191!
Comment by Daniel Vaughn on February 24, 2009 at 4:21pm
The Indiana State bottle bill never made it out of committee so it is dead at present. Only grassroot activity can resurrect it. As noted at the DePauw Environmental Policy workshop this past summer, it only takes 6-10 people in a district to get the attention of our State Reps. Feel free to express your concern (or your outrage) at a bill that would clean our environment, create state revenue, promote the recycling industry, and create jobs.
Comment by Falon French on February 5, 2009 at 3:22pm
Hello everyone!

Great news; two of the bills in HEC's Green Jobs Development Act have passed out of committee! Now, all we need to do is get a committee hearing for the Renewable Electricity Standard (HB 1349). Please contact Chair Win Moses (h81@in.gov) and ask him to give this bill a hearing!

Thank you for your support!
 

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