Friday, June 26, 2009

President Obama on the Importance of Passing Historic Energy Bill

In advance of an expected vote in the House of Representatives on historic energy legislation, the President will deliver remarks from the White House lawn.

You can watch a live stream of the President's remarks at WhiteHouse.gov/live.

UPDATED: From the Associated Press:

President Barack Obama is pressing again for passage of legislation that would confront the problem of global warming head-on.

Speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, Obama said Washington must not miss the opportunity to work on cleaning the air and at the same time creating new "green" energy jobs. He called the measure "a jobs bill" and said the country for far too long has been too reliant on energy from fossil fuels.

The American Clean Energy and Security Act creates a framework of clean energy incentives that will spur the development of new technologies, and has the potential to create millions of new, good green jobs. The vote in the House is expected to be close, and could take place within the next 24 hours.

If you have a moment, you can use our online tool to contact your representative and ask him or her or support the American Clean Energy and Security Act. And after you've made your call, let us know whether or not your representative is committed to supporting this legislation.

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